Nevada’s Open US Senate Seat 2012 | Byron Georgiou First Democrat to File
Las Vegas, NV (Mar 31) With Republican Incumbent Senator John Ensign not seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate, several candidates names were discussed but businessman Bryon Georgiou wasn’t one of them. Names like Democratic Representative Shelley Berkley, Secretary of State Ross Miller, Senate Candidate Sharron Angle, who lost her run against Incumbent Senator Harry Reid, and Nevada Representative, and Republican Dean Heller, are all carefully watched as successors to the seat Senator Ensign is vacating.
Byron Georgiou is the first Democrat to file. He is a successful businessman both in the private and public sector, but he is also a lifelong Democrat, and one of Nevada’s most influential Democrats. Byron was elected in 2010 to serve on the Executive Board of the Nevada State Democratic Party. He is a founding member of the Clark County Democratic Black Caucus, and the Clark County Hispanic Democratic Caucus. He is also a member of the Asian-American Democratic Caucus.
Byron was one of 10 members appointed nationwide to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). The Commission and its staff interviewed more than 700 witnesses and reviewed millions of pages of documents that culminated in the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report submitted to the President and Congress January 2011.
Byron is a successful lawyer, and during his long career, his services as a lawyer, includes time spent working side-by-side with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, defending the constitutionality of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act through the United States and California Supreme Courts. He also served as chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, one of the nation’s first vehicles for enacting tough drunk driver legislation, sponsored by Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD), and was honored as Public Official of the Year by the California Trial Lawyers Association.
Byron currently oversees Georgiou Enterprises with a wide range of interest throughout Nevada. He and his wife, Dr. Therese Collins Georgiou and their two young daughters, Ariadne Christina and Athena Theodora live in Las Vegas. Donations to his campaign, and an opportunity to know Byron Georgiou a little better, please visit www.byrongeorgiou.com.
Brenda Hyatt Associated News Network