Amodei tells business group he may run for Nevada governor
LAS VEGAS — A veteran Northern Nevada Republican congressman is considering a run for governor in 2022.
A month after winning reelection to Congress, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei told a Vegas Chamber virtual audience on Wednesday that he’s exploring a possible gubernatorial run, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Amodei aide Logan Tucker on Thursday confirmed the newspaper report.
Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general who lost to Sisolak in 2018, are among others whose names have been mentioned as possible GOP challengers for Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak.
Amodei defeated Democrat Patricia Ackerman and Janine Hansen of the Independent American Party in the Nov. 3 election for the congressional district covering a vast area of rural Northern Nevada from Reno to Elko.
Amodei served in the state Senate and Assembly before he was elected to Congress in a 2011 special election held to fill the vacancy created when Heller was appointed to the U.S. Senate.