Senator Aaron D. Ford

Assistant Majority Whip
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate (elected November 2012) - Assistant Majority Whip, 2013-Present

Other Public Service

  • Board Member, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, 2012
  • Appointee, State of Nevada Council to Establish Academic Standards, 2011-present
  • Board of Trustees, Olive Crest of Nevada, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors, Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2012
  • Appointee, Clark County Justice of the Peace Selection Committee, 2008-2012
  • Member, Executive Committee, Clark County Democratic Party, 2008-2009 and 2011-2012

Honors and Awards

  • Delegate, U.S. - Japan Leadership Program, 2012-2013
  • Delegate to London, England, British-American Project, 2011
  • Mountain States "Rising Star," 2009, 2011, 2012
  • 40 Under 40 Award, In Business Las Vegas, 2011
  • Diversity In Action Award, In Business Las Vegas, 2009
  • Official Delegate to New Zealand, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 2009
  • Ambassador, ABA Business Law Section, 2009-2011


  • Clark County Bar Association, 2007-present
  • American Bar Association, 2001-present
  • National Bar Association, 2001-present


  • Texas A&M University, B.A.
  • George Washington University, M.A.
  • Ohio State University, M.A., J.D., Ph.D


Occupation: Attorney
Recreation: Travel
Born: 1972 - Dallas, Texas
Spouse: Berna
Children: Avery, Devin, Aaron II, Alexander

Primary Sponsor

SJR9 Urges the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to expedite the process for approving special recreation permits for certain uses of federal public lands in Nevada. (BDR R-1008)
SJR13 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SB111 Requires production of certain evidence under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-771)
SB135 Revises provisions governing redevelopment agencies. (BDR 22-876)
SB138 Authorizes irrevocable trusts and certain other entities to hold ownership interests in professional entities. (BDR 7-848)
SB139 Expands provisions governing criminal and civil liability for certain crimes to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity or expression. (BDR 15-703)
SB165 Provides for transferable tax credits to attract film and other productions to Nevada. (BDR 32-781)
SB171 Provides for a program of matching grants to local governments for the maintenance and repair of public works. (BDR 43-621)
SB182 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-138)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to food establishments. (BDR 40-935)
SB221 Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-943)
SB268 Requires a provider of wireless telecommunications to provide call location information to a law enforcement agency in certain emergency situations. (BDR 58-623)
SB269 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-892)
SB278 Establishes an expedited process for the foreclosure of abandoned residential property. (BDR 9-134)
AB281 Revises provisions relating to recordkeeping on public works projects. (BDR 28-1070)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
SB310 Revises provisions governing financial institutions. (BDR 55-702)
SB311 Revises provisions governing empowerment schools. (BDR 34-637)
SB321 Enacts a “Homeowner's Bill of Rights.” (BDR 9-748)
SB345 Creates the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR S-700)
SB363 Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Advisory Council on Diabetes Care, Prevention and Awareness. (BDR 40-90)


SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 77th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-998)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
SR5 Inducts Sue Wagner into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1204)
SJR5 Urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. (BDR R-697)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SR6 Inducts Bernice Mathews into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1203)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
SR7 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Senate. (BDR R-1215)
SR8 Recognizes former State Senator Wilbur Faiss for his distinguished service to the State of Nevada and his exemplary life achievements. (BDR R-1216)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
SJR15 Urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. (BDR R-1208)
AB114 Revises provisions governing interactive gaming. (BDR 41-97)
SB117 Revises provisions governing the powers of the Department of Taxation. (BDR 32-536)
SB141 Revises provisions governing the dissemination of records of criminal history. (BDR 14-881)
SB142 Makes various changes to provisions governing local government contracting. (BDR 27-676)
SB143 Revises provisions governing certain examinations for driver's licenses. (BDR 43-696)
AB146 Revises provisions governing servitude of a minor. (BDR 15-752)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
SB159 Declares the Legislature's support for a land exchange near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. (BDR S-552)
SB163 Requires certain schools in this State to provide pupils with instruction in civics. (BDR 34-667)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
SB174 Authorizes the Governor to require the naming of a state building, park, highway or other property after a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States under certain circumstances. (BDR 27-853)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
SB178 Authorizes the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum to request the drafting of not more than one legislative measure for each regular session of the Legislature. (BDR 17-924)
SB183 Enacts provisions governing manufacturers of certain electronic devices. (BDR 40-556)
SB192 Enacts the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act to prohibit governmental entities from substantially burdening the exercise of religion. (BDR 3-477)
SB204 Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a next-of-kin registry. (BDR 43-712)
SB236 Revises provisions governing state agencies. (BDR 19-769)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
SB258 Creates the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children. (BDR 38-192)
SB261 Revises provisions relating to door-to-door solicitation. (BDR 52-829)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
SB267 Establishes provisions governing tanning establishments. (BDR 52-958)
SB286 Provides immunity from civil action under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-675)
AB307 Revises provisions governing victims of crime. (BDR 16-743)
SB308 Clarifying provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-644)
AB331 Revises provisions governing the billing practices of certain providers of health care. (BDR 54-731)
AB332 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 9-732)
SB338 Changes the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in NRS. (BDR 39-52)
SB344 Revises provisions relating to the education of certain children who are patients or residents of certain hospitals or facilities. (BDR 34-933)