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Adam LaxaltREPRepublican 33rd Attorney General of Nevada
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Adam Paul Laxalt (born August 31, 1978) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 33rd Nevada Attorney General from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was the party's unsuccessful nominee for governor of Nevada in 2018 and for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Laxalt is the son of former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico and grandson of former Nevada governor and U.S. senator Paul Laxalt. He graduated from Georgetown University and its law school before working as an aide to then-Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs John R. Bolton and Virginia U.S. Senator John Warner. He worked as a lawyer in private practice and was a member of the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps from 2005 to 2010. Elected in 2014, Laxalt served one term as the attorney general of Nevada from 2015 to 2019. In that role, he filed legal briefs in support of laws restricting abortion, challenged federal environmental protection regulations, opposed some gun regulations, and opposed a multi-state investigation into ExxonMobil's role in climate change. He unsuccessfully ran for governor of Nevada in 2018, losing to Democrat Steve Sisolak. Laxalt co-chaired Donald Trump's 2020 unsuccessful reelection campaign in Nevada. An election denier, Laxalt is a proponent of the disproven conspiracy theory that large-scale fraud occurred in Nevada's election and sought to overturn the election results after Trump lost the 2020 election and refused to concede.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Tulane University
Georgetown University
Naval Justice School
Georgetown University Law Center
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Attorney General
State of Nevada
2015 - 2019
Cooper & Kirk, Professional Limited Liability Company
2019 - Current
Of Counsel Attorney
Lewis and Roca, Limited Liability Partnership
2011 - 2012
Former Lieutenant
United States Navy
2005 - 2011
Former Assistant Professor of Law in the Leadership, Ethics, and the Law
Department at the United States Naval Academy
Former Special Advisor
Undersecretary of State, Arms Control and International Security
Former Special Assistant United States Attorney
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Civility Task Force, Nevada State Bar
Member, Advisory Board
Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
Saint Thomas More Society