Dean Heller was sworn in to the United States Senate on May 9, 2011. Prior to Heller’s service in the Senate, he served as Nevada’s Representative to the Second Congressional District, as Nevada’s Secretary of State for three terms, and in the Nevada State Assembly for two terms.
He currently serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. Jobs and the economy continue to be Senator Heller’s top priorities, and these committees allow him to address climbing gas prices, ensure that Nevada’s transportation needs are met, and foster a regulatory climate that does not impede interstate commerce.
Dean grew up with five brothers and sisters in Carson City, where he attended high school. In 1985 he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, specializing in finance and securities analysis. He also worked as a stockbroker and as a broker/trader on the Pacific Stock Exchange.
Dean and his wife Lynne have been married for more than 25 years and have raised their four children: Hilary, Harris, Drew, and Emmy in Carson City.