Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada)

Senator
Harry Reid

(D) Nevada

  • Age: 75 (born December 2, 1939)
  • Time in Office:  28 years
  • Next run for election:  2016
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At a Glance

How likely will Sen. Reid vote with Democrats?

this term
94%
career
90%

How often is Sen. Reid present to vote?

present to vote
99%

Biography

  • Born in Searchlight, Nev., December 2, 1939
  • Graduated, Southern Utah State College 1959, Utah State University 1961, and George Washington School of Law 1964
  • Member,United States Capitol Police Force 1961-1964
  • Admitted to the Nevada bar in 1963
  • City attorney, Henderson, Nev., 1964-1966
  • Member, Nevada State assembly 1969-1970
  • Lieutenant governor 1970-1974
  • Chairman, Nevada Gaming Commission 1977-1981
  • Elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982
  • Reelected to the Ninety-ninth Congress and served from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1987
  • Was not a candidate for reelection in 1986 to the House of Representatives
  • Elected to the United States Senate in 1986
  • Reelected in 1992, 1998, 2004 and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017
  • Chair, Committee on Environment and Public Works (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001]), Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-January 20, 2001
  • June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003])
  • Co-chair, Senate Democratic Conference, Democratic Policy Committee (1995-1999)
  • Democratic party whip (1999-2005)
  • Minority leader (2005-2007)
  • Majority leader (2007-).