While the next election is still a ways away, the race is already heating up. One candidate in particular is making headlines due to his family ties to Governor Brian Sandoval – Adam Laxalt. In this article we break down Adam Laxalt’s biography from his father, to his school years and career, and finally his political ambitions.
Adam Laxalt’s Biography
Adam Laxalt is the Republican nominee for Nevada Attorney General. He has been married to Kelly Laxalt since 2002 and they have two children. Laxalt was born on February 9, 1972, in Reno, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science in 1994. He later earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Law in 1998. Laxalt began his legal career as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm A. MacLean in 1998. In 2000, he joined the Clark County District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney and became deputy district attorney in 2006. In 2010, he was elected district attorney of Nevada’s fourth judicial district and re-elected in 2014. As district attorney, Laxalt was responsible for the prosecution of major felony cases, including those involving terrorism and organized crime. In November 2014, Laxalt was nominated by then-President Barack Obama to be an Associate Justice on the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but his confirmation was delayed by Republicans in the United States Senate
Adam Laxalt Wife, Marriages, Children
Adam Laxalt is married to former lobbyists Caitlyn Langhorne. They have two children together.
Adam Laxalt Net Worth, Salary and Earnings
Adam Laxalt is married to Sheryl Sandberg, with two children. Laxalt has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He has worked as a lobbyist for several tech companies and as the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council for President Donald J. Trump.
Adam Laxalt Political Party and Career
Adam Laxalt is a Republican candidate for Governor of Nevada. He was born in Reno, Nevada in 1971. Laxalt has been married to Lisa Laxalt since 2001 and they have two children. Lisa Laxalt is a businesswoman and former political consultant. She has worked on the campaigns of notable Republicans including John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush. In 2016, she ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate seat in Nevada held by Republican Harry Reid. Adam Laxalt has a degree in law from Yale Law School and he served as a law clerk to Judge Malcolm Stewart of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt faces a spirited challenge from Sam Brown. The winner will go on to face Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in what may be the GOP’s best chance to flip a Senate seat. Elsewhere, Republicans in South Carolina are weighing whether to support House members who crossed Donald Trump. Laxalt is well-known in the state for having served as Nevada’s attorney general. He has close ties to President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada Sen. Cortez Masto are both Democrats running for reelection this year. Gilbert is a former professional boxer who was outside the U.S. Capitol when it was stormed. In South Carolina, former President Donald Trump has recruited a challenger for Rep. Tom Rice. North Dakota’s U.S. Sen. John Hoeven is expected to easily win his primary.