John Oceguera
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John Oceguera
John Oceguera
Speaker of the Nevada Assembly

February 7, 2011 - February 4, 2013
Barbara Buckley
Marilyn Kirkpatrick
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the Clark County 16 district

2000 - 2012
Personal details
Born1968 (age 50–51)
Reno, Nevada
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Janie Oceguera
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
Alma materWestern Nevada College, (A.A.)
Truckee Meadows Community College, (A.S.)
Cogswell College, (B.S.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, (M.P.A., J.D.)
OccupationAssistant 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.[1] Oceguera is a member of the Walker River Paiute tribe, and is the first Native American to serve as Speaker in Nevada history.[2]

2012 U.S. House campaign

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.[3]


He lives in Northwest Las Vegas with his wife, Janie, and their three young children: Jackson, Jillian, and Jameson.[4]


  1. ^ "John Oceguera" (PDF). Legislative Biography - 2011 Session. State of Nevada. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Vogel, Ed (March 11, 2011). "Assembly works for day at Capitol". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Assembly Speaker John Oceguera announces bid for Congress, Las Vegas Sun, July 18, 2012
  4. ^ "About John". Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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