A former captain and brigade medical plans officer in the United States Army, Michael Erin joined the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in 2014 as the global initiatives manager. Working with the economic development department and the communications director, he develops strategies to attract new businesses to Nevada. Michael Erin also travels to places such as Washington, DC, to meet with the Nevada congressional delegation and share his organization’s mission to spur economic growth.
Made up of two senators and four House representatives, the United States congressional delegation from Nevada comprises four of the 435 congressional districts in the nation. Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Dean Heller take on the responsibilities of senior and junior senator, respectively. Each hold a six-year term, during which time they serve as the voice of the people. They introduce and amend bills, except for those related to raising revenue. Senator Reid will be up for reelection in 2016 and Senator Heller in 2018.
In the House of Representatives, Dina Titus leads the 1st Congressional District, while Mark Amodei, Joseph Heck, and Cresent Hardy oversee, in order, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th districts. Each territory contains 710,000 citizens, with one congressional member representing his or her district for a two-year term. Additionally, each representative has an equal part in electing the president if the Electoral College is unable to do so. Representatives also play a major role in the impeachment process and have the right to present and amend bills.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.