RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno lawyer has jumped into a competitive race for a northern Nevada Senate seat being vacated by Republican Greg Brower.
Democratic attorney Devon Reese announced Monday that he'll seek the Senate District 15 seat. Senate Democratic leaders quickly endorsed him.
Reese is expected to face former assemblywoman Heidi Gansert in the general election. Gansert previously served as Gov. Brian Sandoval's chief of staff and is endorsed by Republican leaders.
Reese is a Nevada native who graduated from Reno's McQueen High School and the University of Kansas School of Law.
He's a speech and debate coach at McQueen and coaches youth sports. He lives in Reno with his husband and three children.
Senate Democratic leader Aaron Ford praised Reese as a well-regarded attorney and father invested in Nevada children's success.