Spotlight: Nevada AG Aaron Ford

Professional Background:
Aaron Ford was elected as Nevada Attorney General in 2018 and reelected in 2022. He served in the Nevada State Senate from 2012-2018, and in 2015 was elected to serve as the State Senate’s Minority Leader for that legislative session. AG Ford began his career clerking for the Honorable Denise Page Hood of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before entering private practice, practicing in Texas and Nevada.

His stated priorities as AG are:

  • To promote the “Five Cs”:  constitutional rights, criminal justice reform, consumer protection, client service, and community engagement.
  • To fight racial injustice, hate crimes, and identity theft.

Education: AG Ford earned his B.A in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. He has an M.A. in International Education from George Washington University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University.

Personal: Originally from Dallas, TX, AG Ford and his wife, Berna Rhodes-Ford, have four children and live in Las Vegas.