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What They Are Saying: Gov. Steve Sisolak Appoints Lisa Cano Burkhead as Lt. Gov. of Nevada

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Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed longtime educator Lisa Cano Burkhead to serve as Lt. Gov. of Nevada. Raised by immigrant parents, Burkhead is a highly-awarded former Spanish teacher and principal.

Here’s what people are saying about the appointment:

  • FOX 5 Las Vegas: “​​Sisolak said his team ‘looked outside of the box’ to find a new leader. And they found a bilingual Las Vegas native with a background in education.”
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal: “The lieutenant governor’s official portfolio offers no direct role in education policy or administration, but Cano Burkhead said she would use the post to advocate for schools.”
  • The Nevada Independent: “The choice of a political newcomer for the role was intended to ‘bring the community into government.’”

“Gov. Steve Sisolak made an excellent choice in appointing Lisa Cano Burkhead to serve as Lt. Gov. of Nevada,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “She is a lifelong educator with a track record of getting things done. We look forward to supporting Gov. Sisolak and Lt. Gov. Burkhead as they continue to put Nevadans first.”