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Brian Sandoval

Brian Sandoval
Personal data
Date of birthAugust 5, 1963(age 52)
Place of birthRedding, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseKathleen Teipner
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion (2011 � present)
Alma materOhio State University
University of Nevada, Reno
ReligionRoman Catholicism
29th Governor of Nevada
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2011
LieutenantBrian Krolicki
Preceded byJim Gibbons
Judge of the District Court for the District of Nevada
In officeOctober 26, 2005 - September 15, 2009
Nominated byGeorge W. Bush
Succeeded byGloria Navarro
Preceded byHoward McKibben
30th Attorney General of Nevada
In officeJanuary 6, 2003 - October 26, 2005
GovernorKenny Guinn
Succeeded byGeorge Chanos
Preceded byFrankie Sue Del Papa
Chairman of the Gaming Commission of Nevada
In officeApril 28, 1999 - August 1, 2001
Nominated byKenny Guinn
Succeeded byPeter Bernhard
Preceded byBill Curran
Member of the Gaming Commission of Nevada
In officeApril 23, 1998 - August 1, 2001
Nominated byBob Miller
Succeeded byPeter Bernhard
Preceded byDeborah Griffin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 25th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1994 - April 23, 1998
Succeeded byDawn Gibbons
Preceded byJim Gibbons

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Brian Edward Sandoval (born August 5, 1963) is an American politician. He is the 29th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada since January 3, 2011. Sandoval is a former judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and a politician. In June 2010, Sandoval defeated his GOP challengers (including incumbent governor Jim Gibbons) to win the Republican nomination for the 2010 Gubernatorial election.

Prior to his service as a federal judge, he served as the Nevada Attorney General, the youngest chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and a state legislator. Sandoval was also the first Hispanic candidate elected to statewide office in Nevada.

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