Assemblyman Howard Watts

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2019-2021 (first elected November 2018)—two regular and two special sessions
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Natural Resources (Chair); Growth and Infrastructure (Vice Chair); Ways and Means
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Growth and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Committee on High-Level Radioactive Waste (Vice Chair); Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in the State of Nevada; Legislative Committee on Public Lands

Honors and Awards

  • National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, Rising Environmental Leader, 2021
  • ACLU of Nevada, Most Civil Libertarian Legislator, 2021
  • CA-NVAWWA, Water Policy Leadership Award, 2021
  • Nevada Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Community Champion, 2020
  • Green Awards, Community Volunteer Leadership, 2018
  • Las Vegas Seven Best of the City, Best Activist, 2013
  • Mario Savio Young Activist Award, 2012
  • Las Vegas City Life, Local Hero, 2012

Other Achievements

  • Las Vegas Citizens Academy of Planning, 2013


  • Clark County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife, Member, 2015–2018
  • Las Vegas Valley Water District Citizens Advisory Committee, 2016–2017
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, Mentor, 2014–2015
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Southern Nevada, Board Member, 2010–2012
  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Nevada Chapter, Board Member, 2016-2018


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Political Science, B.A.


Occupation: Public relations (self-employed)
Recreation: Backpacking, fishing, travel
Born: 1987, Las Vegas, Nevada
Spouse: Leora Olivas