US House, NV-04

Steven Horsford


  • Championed Nevada’s public lands
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 97% on LCV’s 2023 National Environmental Scorecard


  • Member of House Natural Resources Committee
  • Won the 2022 election by 4.8%
  • Holding this seat in Nevada will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Steven Horsford is running for a fourth term to represent Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. Horsford was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. A former state senator, in 2008, he became the state Senate Minority Leader and after Democrats regained control of the Nevada state Senate in the 2008 election, he became both the youngest Senate Majority Leader in Nevada history as well as the first African American to hold that position. Horsford was elected to the U.S. House in 2012, but was defeated for re-election in 2014. In the state Senate, Horsford authored the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, which funded training and jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency for Nevadans and led the senate in passing a bill to increase Nevada’s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025.  In Congress, Horsford advocates for clean energy tax incentives. He previously served as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources, where he introduced and cosponsored several bills to expand public land designations in Nevada. He led on the Nevada Lands Bill, which expanded conservation and created jobs across the state. He helped secure the 48,000-acres Wovoka Wilderness Area designation, establish the Tule Spring National Monument, and build support for protections for Gold Butte. Since winning his Congressional election in 2018, Horsford has continued being an environmental champion. Representative Horsford has earned a score of 97% on LCV’s 2023 National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Horsford is endorsed by NRDC Action Fund. 

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