Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 | 2:40 p.m.
Nevada Senate Democrats announced today they will support lawyer Alexander Marks in his bid for Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Hammond’s seat in Senate District 18.
Marks, a Las Vegas native, is an attorney for a Las Vegas production company, where he works on labor, employment, contract and intellectual property issues. Senate District 18 encompasses parts of northwest Las Vegas.
“Nevada is undergoing transformative economic growth, and I’m running for the Nevada State Senate to help ensure that all families get to share in those new opportunities,” Marks said in a statement. “That starts with access to a well-funded education system, including affordable options for quality higher education.”
Republicans hold a voter registration edge over Democrats in the district, though it is also home to a significant number of nonpartisan voters.