By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
|SEMA President Chris Kersting (left) greets U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) outside of Central Hall during the SEMA Show.|
|Senator Cortez Masto spoke with Sean McGray (left) at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club’s booth.|
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) toured the SEMA Show last week, visiting the booths of Nevada-based exhibitors. The Senator saw firsthand products from dashboard covers to chassis and performance parts that are manufactured and distributed in the Silver State. The tour provided the opportunity for SEMA members and government affairs staff to tell the Senator about the issues that matter most to their businesses, including the protection of intellectual property, the regulation of aftermarket equipment, and legislation to protect the motorsports parts industry.
“I thank the organizers of SEMA for giving me an inside look at one of the most important trade conventions in Las Vegas,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “These conventions are perfect opportunities to highlight local small businesses in Nevada, and throughout the country, while also continuing to highlight Las Vegas as one of the premier convention destinations in America. The local businesses I met with continue to show why Nevada is the ‘Innovation State.’ I’ll continue to support these local small businesses and exhibitors that bring revenue into our communities and create good paying jobs in Nevada.”
Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Cortez Masto served as Nevada's Attorney General from 2007 to 2015. Previously, the Senator also worked as an assistant county manager for Clark County, Nevada, a federal criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., and chief of staff to Nevada Governor Bob Miller. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Nevada, Reno, and is a graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law.
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