Catherine Cortez Masto (Attorney/Politician)
Catherine Marie Cortez Masto is an American attorney and politician who is the first Latina ever elected to the United States Senate. She was the Attorney General of Nevada from 2007 to 2015
Cortez Masto was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the daughter of Joanna (née Musso) and Manny Cortez. Her father was the longtime head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and also served as a Clark County Commissioner and as an attorney for the county. Manny Cortez, now deceased, and Harry Reid had a longstanding friendship. Her father is of Mexican descent and her mother is of Italian descent. Her paternal grandfather, Edward Cortez, immigrated to Nevada from Chihuahua, Mexico.