Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced today that Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will serve as Chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2020 cycle, the first Latina to hold the position.
“Catherine Cortez Masto was our first choice for DSCC Chairwoman because she has demonstrated the attributes we want in a leader: she breaks glass ceilings, is hardworking, astute politically, an outstanding fundraiser and respected by every member of our caucus. She’ll be a great leader of the DSCC and help us fight to regain the majority in 2020,” said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.
“I want to thank Chairman Van Hollen for his hard work in the 2018 election and I am committed to replicating the blue wave America saw in Nevada throughout the entire country and electing a Senate Democratic majority in 2020,” said Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.
Senator Cortez Masto was first elected to the United Senates Senate in 2016, becoming the first Latina and the first woman from Nevada ever elected to the United States Senate. Prior to that, she served two terms as Attorney General of Nevada.