Dean Heller was sworn in to the United States Senate on May 9, 2011. Prior to Heller’s service in the Senate, he served as Nevada’s Representative to the Second Congressional District, as Nevada's Secretary of State for three terms, and in the Nevada State Assembly for two terms.
He currently serves on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. These committees provide him a wide variety of opportunities to address his top priorities -- creating jobs, restoring Nevada’s economy, keeping families in their homes and ensuring our veterans receive the benefits they earned and deserve.
Dean grew up with five brothers and sisters in Carson City, where he attended high school. In 1985 he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, specializing in finance and securities analysis. He also worked as a stockbroker and as a broker/trader on the Pacific Stock Exchange.
Dean and his wife Lynne have been married for nearly 30 years and have raised their four children: Hilary, Harris, Drew, and Emmy in Carson City. He is a proud grandfather of Brielle and Zachary.