|Speaker of the Nevada Assembly|
February 7, 2011 - February 4, 2013
|Member of the Nevada Assembly|
from the Clark County 16 district
2000 - 2012
|Born||1968 (age 50–51)|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Alma mater||Western Nevada College, (A.A.)|
Truckee Meadows Community College, (A.S.)
Cogswell College, (B.S.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, (M.P.A., J.D.)
|Occupation||Assistant Chief, North Las Vegas Fire Department|
John Oceguera (born 1968 in Reno, Nevada) is a Democratic politician. He represented Clark County District 16 in the Nevada Assembly since 2000 and was elected speaker of the Assembly in 2011. Oceguera is a member of the Walker River Paiute tribe, and is the first Native American to serve as Speaker in Nevada history.
Oceguera was the 2012 Democratic nominee for Nevada's 3rd congressional district, challenging incumbent Republican nominee Joe Heck. He announced he was running on July 18, 2012. He lost his bid for the house failing to unseat Dr. Joe Heck as congressman for the 3rd District.
He lives in Northwest Las Vegas with his wife, Janie, and their three young children: Jackson, Jillian, and Jameson.
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