For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan Endorses Ford for Attorney General
Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan announced his endorsement of Aaron Ford for Nevada Attorney General.
“Nevada needs a serious and resolute attorney general, and that person is Aaron Ford,” said Senator Richard Bryan. “Aaron has a record of putting Nevada families first, and I am confident that in the attorney general’s office, he will continue to protect consumers and stand up to those who pose a threat to the safety of our communities.”
Senator Bryan’s distinguished career in public service began in 1964 as a Deputy District Attorney in Clark County. He went on to be Clark County’s first Public Defender, a Nevada State Assemblyman and a Nevada State Senator, before being elected Nevada Attorney General in 1978. In his term as Nevada Attorney General, Senator Bryan was instrumental in successfully defending Nevada's gaming regulatory structure in the federal courts. From 1983 to 1989, he served as governor of Nevada where he prioritized diversifying Nevada’s economy and attracting new businesses to the state. In the U.S. Senate, Bryan was a strong consumer advocate and developed the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act which has funded billions of dollars worth of conservation and economic development projects in Nevada.