Senator Moises (Mo) Denis

President Pro Tempore
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • President pro Tempore, 2019
  • Majority Floor Leader, 2013-2014
  • Assistant Majority Whip, 2011-2012
  • Nevada Senate, 2010 - Present (first elected November 2010)
  • Nevada Assembly, 2004-2010 (first elected November 2004)

Other Public Service

  • Governing Board, North Vista Hospital
  • President, Nevada PTA, 2009
  • Past Chair, Las Vegas/Clark County Library District
  • Past Regional Vice President, Assocation for Library Trustees and Advocates
  • Past Chair, Nevada Commission on Educational Technology
  • Past Chair, City of Las Vegas Community Development Block Grant Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Clark County School District Parent Hall of Fame
  • Lifetime Membership, Nevada PTA
  • Boulder Dam Area Council District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America
  • Community Service Award, Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • National Advocacy Honor Roll, American Library Assocation
  • Hispanic of the Year Award, Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • Foundation for Recovery Community Partner Award


  • National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • Paradise Democratic Club
  • Nevada Hispanic Democratic Caucus
  • State of Nevada Employees Association/American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • Easter Seals of Southern Nevada
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
  • Seniors United
  • Western Legislative Academy, The Council of State Governments-WEST, 2005


  • Rancho High School, Las Vegas
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., Music


Occupation: Computer Network Technician
Recreation: Music, theater, camping, reading, basketball, volunteer work
Born: 1961 - Brooklyn, New York
Spouse: Susan Cook
Children: Diana Marie (Gale), Dustin Lee, Daniel Carlos, Denae Virgilia, Dallin Moises

Primary Sponsor

SB87 Revises provisions relating to certain state property. (BDR 33-487)
SB92 Revises provisions relating to career and technical education relating to the subject of robotics. (BDR 34-184)
SB120 Revises provisions relating to school administrators. (BDR 34-183)
SB128 Directs the State Treasurer to conduct a study concerning publicly funded scholarship and grant programs in this State. (BDR S-535)
SB172 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-185)
AB177 Revises provisions relating to prescriptions. (BDR 54-61)
AB195 Revises provisions relating to pupils who are English learners. (BDR 34-174)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
SB103 Prohibits property insurers from discriminating based on the breed of dog at a property. (BDR 57-826)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
SB150 Makes changes to provisions relating to housing. (BDR 22-221)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-1003)
AB197 Revises provisions relating to persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 11-682)