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Preceded by  Maggie Carlton
Name  Mo Denis
Preceded by  Vonne S. Chowning

Spouse(s)  Susan Cook
Political party  Democratic Party
Children  5
Succeeded by  Lucy Flores
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Born  August 9, 1961 (age 54) Brooklyn, New York (1961-08-09)
Alma mater  Brigham Young University
Occupation  computer network technician
Residence  Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Education  Brigham Young University

Moises "Mo" Denis (born August 9, 1961) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served in the Nevada Senate since 2010. He was previously a member of the Nevada Assembly, serving from 2004 to 2010.



Denis was born in New York City to parents who had immigrated from Cuba.

Denis is Mormon. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay. He studied at Brigham Young University. He has also served as a bishop in the LDS Church as well as in other positions. He is a cousin of United States Senator from Florida Marco Rubio.

Political career

Prior to winning election to the Nevada Senate, Denis was a member of the Nevada Assembly, representing Clark County District 28 from 2004 to 2010.

In August 2011, majority leader Steven Horsford appointed Denis to lead the caucus election efforts during the 2012 election cycle.

In December 2011, Denis resigned from his job with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission following an alleged conflict between his executive and legislative roles.

After the 2012 elections, Denis was chosen by his colleagues to lead the Democratic Caucus as Majority Leader.


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