NEA supports

Steve Sisolak

for Governor, Nevada

Current Office

Governor, Nevada

On the Record

  • “I’m committed to putting resources in the classroom so that our teachers can finally get the support they deserve because we cannot continue to go year after year ranked at the bottom of every single list.”

    Feb. 6, 2018, Las Vegas Sun

Talking Points

  • Steve Sisolak served on Nevada’s Board of Regents, which is the governing body of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), for 10 years.
  • Steve is a single father of two girls, who both attended public schools and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas—a public university.
  • Steve will ensure that all tax revenue intended for public education funding will actually be used to improve schools in Nevada and increase teacher salaries.


Born to a working-class family, Steve Sisolak learned the value of hard work and giving back early on. After working his way through college, and receiving a master’s degree in business administration, Steve found success in telemarketing.

Steve became involved in public service as a member of the Board of Regents, the governing body of the Nevada System of Higher Education. He served on the board for 10 years, helping oversee 10 universities and colleges in the state, attended by more than 100,000 students.

In 2008, Steve was elected to the Clark County Commission, where he maintained a leadership role as chairman, and helped manage the county’s budget and increase overall government transparency.

If elected governor, strengthening public education will be a priority for Steve. He has stated that he plans to reduce class size, increase teacher salaries, and modernize the formula for public education funding.

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