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Nevada State Senator Resigns To Join Biden Administration

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state legislator has announced she is resigning her Senate seat to join the Biden administration.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela of Las Vegas plans to join the federal Department of Health and Human Services in an unspecified position.

Cancela announced her immediate resignation Monday in a letter to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Cancela has held the 10th District seat since 2017.

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She was appointed to the position following the election of Ruben Kihuen to Congress, becoming the first Latina to serve in the Nevada Senate. She won election to the seat in 2018.