Global Conference 2013
Harry Reid is the majority leader in the U.S. Senate and the senior senator from Nevada. Elected to that body in 1986, Reid has served as chairman or senior Democratic member on several important committees and subcommittees, advocating for such issues as quality and affordable health care, protecting Social Security, building a clean-energy future and ensuring the readiness of our military. Prior to that, he served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1970, Reid became the youngest lieutenant governor in Nevada history and was later appointed chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, where for five years he fought to clean up that industry. He became a member of the Nevada State Assembly at age 28 after a stint as city attorney of Henderson. Reid received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University and a law degree from George Washington University.