Kihuen Statement on Selection of Yvanna Cancela to Represent Senate District 10

North Las Vegas, NV — Today, Congressman-elect Ruben Kihuen released the following statement on the Clark County Commission selecting Yvanna Cancela to replace Kihuen in Senate District 10 through November 2018:

“I have gotten to know Yvanna Cancela well in her previous role as the political director for the Culinary Workers Union, and I’m proud to call her my friend and ally. Yvanna isn’t just a skilled organizer and brilliant tactician — she’s also a warmhearted and engaging leader who I believe is uniquely positioned to work in Carson City to represent the voices of immigrants and working families. I can’t think of anyone better to replace me in the State Senate, and I know Yvanna has what it takes to hit the ground running and be a fighter for our district and all Nevadans in the 2017 legislative session.”