Senator Aaron D. Ford

Majority Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Majority Leader 2017
  • Majority Leader 2017
  • Nevada Senate 2013 - Present (first elected November 2012)
  • Minority Leader, 2015
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 2013-2014

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

SB1 Makes an appropriation to the Legislative Fund for the costs of the 78th Legislative Session. (BDR S-935)
SR1 Adopts the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 78th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-942)
ACR2 Provides for the voluntary transfer of a portion of Legislators' salaries to the State General Fund. (BDR R-958)
SR2 Provides allowances to the members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications. (BDR R-944)
SR3 Recognizes the appointment of the Senate session staff. (BDR R-945)
SCR3 Temporarily suspends subparagraph (1) of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2. (BDR R-1261)
ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
SR4 Inducts Dean Rhoads into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1268)
SCR4 Directs the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study relating to energy efficiency programs. (BDR R-537)
SCR5 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study relating to the working conditions at state correctional institutions and facilities and to the supervision of offenders. (BDR R-536)
SR5 Inducts Terry Care into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1270)
SR6 Inducts Randolph J. Townsend into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1269)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters. (BDR C-403)
SJR9 Expresses support for continued enforcement action against voting discrimination. (BDR R-7)
SJR13* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages, regardless of gender. (BDR C-88)
SJR16 Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (BDR R-786)
SB94 Makes various changes relating to transferable tax credits for film and other productions. (BDR 32-58)
SB106 Revises provisions relating to financing school facilities. (BDR 30-139)
SB111 Requires the use of portable event recording devices by certain peace officers employed by the Nevada Highway Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety. (BDR 43-618)
AB147 Revises provisions relating to transferable tax credits to attract film and other productions to Nevada. (BDR 32-503)
SB149 Provides for a program of matching grants to local governments for the maintenance and repair of public works. (BDR 43-669)
SB151 Requires the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt regulations authorizing a natural gas utility to expand its infrastructure in a manner consistent with a program of economic development. (BDR 58-52)
AB155 Revises provisions governing the issuance of special license plates for retired professional firefighters. (BDR 43-619)
SB170 Provides for a partial abatement of certain taxes for new or expanding data centers and related businesses in this State. (BDR 32-765)
AB178 Revises provisions governing the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-248)
SB181 Provides for the licensure of certified anesthesiology assistants. (BDR 54-240)
SB186 Provides for the recovery of attorney's fees and litigation expenses by certain prevailing parties in criminal actions. (BDR 3-205)
SB187 Revises provisions concerning the ownership, possession and control of firearms by certain persons. (BDR 3-871)
SB189 Makes various changes concerning the collection of information relating to the treatment of trauma. (BDR 40-95)
SB190 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-785)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-573)
SB204 Providing for protections from bullying in public schools. (BDR 34-51)
AB205 Requires the Legislative Committee on Education to consider matters relating to certain mentorship programs. (BDR S-116)
SB215 Makes various changes relating to student loans. (BDR 18-933)
SB220 Requires instruction on financial literacy in public middle schools and junior high schools. (BDR 34-654)
SB221* Makes certain changes relating to public safety. (BDR 14-943)
AB225 Revises provisions governing programs for reentry of offenders and parolees into the community. (BDR 16-45)
AB234 Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)
AB235 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-1059)
SB236 Revises provisions relating to the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (BDR 34-655)
SB237 Makes certain changes relating to elections. (BDR 24-664)
SB259 Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-973)
SB265 Makes various changes concerning health care. (BDR 18-94)
AB267 Revises provisions concerning the sentencing and parole of persons convicted as an adult for a crime committed when the person was less than 18 years of age. (BDR 14-641)
SB267 Revises provisions relating to the safe transportation of children. (BDR 43-686)
SB268 Temporarily provides certain services for veterans. (BDR 37-1042)
SB269 Establishes an interim study committee to research issues regarding the behavioral health and cognitive care of older persons. (BDR S-1035)
SB279 Revises various provisions relating to corrections. (BDR 16-428)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
SB282 Revises provisions relating to energy. (BDR 58-259)
SB284 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to provide for certain nonmedical transportation. (BDR 38-974)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
AB294 Enacts provisions relating to suicide prevention for veterans. (BDR 37-692)
SB294 Expands authorization for certain offenders to have access to telecommunications devices under certain circumstances. (BDR 16-282)
SB295 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-789)
SB306 Revises provisions relating to liens on real property located within a common-interest community. (BDR 10-55)
SB316 Revises provisions relating to voter registration. (BDR 24-652)
SB319 Revises provisions governing the restoration of certain civil rights for ex-felons. (BDR 14-968)
SB321 Revises provisions concerning real property. (BDR 9-728)
SB323 Establishes a program to provide loans to certain small businesses owned by minorities and women. (BDR 18-956)
SB331 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-969)
SB332 Makes an appropriation to the Clark County School District to carry out a program of peer assistance and review of teachers. (BDR S-763)
SB338 Revises provisions relating to safety in or at a public school. (BDR 34-870)
SB340 Revises provisions governing public works. (BDR 28-255)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to dentists. (BDR 57-261)
AB341 Revises provisions relating to pupils with disabilities. (BDR 34-832)
AB345 Revises provisions relating to certain government contracts. (BDR 27-398)
SB346 Authorizes certain credits against the taxes imposed on financial institutions and other businesses for certain costs incurred by employers relating to the provision of day care to the children of their employees. (BDR 32-1015)
SB347 Makes an appropriation to enable junior high schools and middle schools that are low performing academically to provide programs and services to certain pupils. (BDR S-219)
SB349 Revises provisions governing mortgages. (BDR 54-99)
AB350 Provides for certain credits against the modified business tax for taxpayers who donate money to an early childhood education scholarship organization. (BDR 38-1057)
SB356 Revises provisions governing the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-1092)
SB359 Requires a child care facility to grant priority in admission to certain children. (BDR 38-1014)
SB360 Provides for an interim study concerning energy efficiency programs and the financing of clean energy in this State. (BDR S-41)
SB361 Makes various changes relating to health care facilities that employ nurses. (BDR 40-18)
SB362 Authorizes the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a program regarding the prevention of domestic violence under certain circumstances. (BDR 18-112)
AB364 Revises provisions relating to the state business portal. (BDR 7-696)
SB364 Establishes a pilot program to provide financial assistance to certain persons to pay the cost of child care. (BDR S-880)
SB365 Exempts certain offers or sales of securities from registration requirements for securities. (BDR 7-878)
SB368 Revises provisions concerning elections. (BDR 24-885)
SB369 Revises provisions relating to overcrowding in certain county jails. (BDR 16-1044)
SB371 Revises provisions governing the use of apprentices on public works. (BDR 53-671)
SB381 Creates the Nevada Task Force on Financial Security. (BDR S-1037)
SB382 Revises provisions relating to sales and use taxes. (BDR 32-660)
SB389 Revises provisions relating to condominium hotels. (BDR 10-76)
SB395 Revises provisions relating to marriage. (BDR 11-530)
SB399 Creates the Nevada Boost Grant Program. (BDR 34-890)
SB400 Creates the Nevada Advisory Commission on Immigration and Migration. (BDR 18-888)
SB401 Revises provisions relating to notaries public and document preparation services. (BDR 19-895)
AB403 Revises provisions concerning peace officers. (BDR 23-813)
SB415 Revises provisions relating to public financial administration. (BDR 31-659)
SB511 Establishes the Teach Nevada Scholarship Program and incentives for new teachers in certain schools. (BDR 34-1277)


ACR4 Memorializes former Assemblyman Joseph “Joe” Michael Hogan, Sr. (BDR R-1260)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman Peter L. “Pete” Livermore. (BDR R-1259)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
SB164 Revises provisions prohibiting certain discriminatory acts. (BDR 18-59)
AB208 Revises provisions governing certain sexual offenses. (BDR 14-233)
SB250 Revises provisions relating to policies of health insurance. (BDR 57-687)
SB251 Ratifies the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (BDR 54-576)
SB257 Revises provisions relating to child care facilities. (BDR 38-97)
SB261 Makes various changes relating to certain research facilities. (BDR 50-56)
SB285 Revises provisions relating to local law enforcement agencies. (BDR 20-208)
AB318 Revises provisions governing financial services. (BDR 52-245)
SB339 Authorizes the Nevada System of Higher Education to impose additional restrictions relating to the use of tobacco. (BDR 15-873)
SB342 Revises provisions relating to the regulation and taxation of hard cider. (BDR 32-875)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to vital statistics. (BDR 40-141)
SB344 Establishes an entrepreneur-in-residence program. (BDR 18-142)
SB345 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-868)
AB348 Revises provisions governing the consideration of the criminal history of an applicant for employment by the State or a county or city. (BDR 23-1053)
SB358 Revises provisions governing the process for a change of name. (BDR 3-146)
SB363 Establishes a statewide mental health crisis hotline. (BDR 39-881)
SB366 Revises provisions governing the possession of marijuana. (BDR 40-884)
SB367 Revises provisions governing controlled substances. (BDR 40-883)
AB374 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-1064)
SB380 Revises provisions governing ethics in government. (BDR 23-19)
SB386 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 40-675)
SB391 Revises provisions governing educational instruction in the subject of reading. (BDR 34-644)
SB397 Revises provisions relating to the funding formula for K-12 public education. (BDR 34-563)
SB398 Prohibits the sale or transfer of ivory under certain circumstances. (BDR 52-1022)
SB405 Expands the program of Zoom schools and the provision of programs and services to children who are limited English proficient in certain other schools. (BDR S-887)