|Reno City Council, Ward 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||University of Nevada, Reno|
Cafferata earned a B.A. in communications from Mills College in Oakland, California, in 1984. She then went on to earn her M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1991.
Cafferata submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia regarding her political philosophy for the 2014 election: "I'm running because we need to build an innovative, connected and safe city with a vibrant quality of life if we're going to create the economy of the future here." Elisa stated that she was "a bipartisan, solution-oriented leader" who knew "how to reach across the aisle and work with both parties to find solutions for our community’s major challenges."
Elections for the city council of Reno, Nevada will take place on November 4, 2014. A primary election was held on June 10. Naomi Duerr and Elisa Cafferata defeated Sam Dehne, Jim Johns, Jared Townsend and Aaron West in the primary election. Duerr will face Cafferata in the general election.
Cafferata is a mother of four children between the ages of 15 and 26, Kelley, Brendan, Morgan and Kenton. She is also the eldest grand-daughter of Barbara Vucanovich, who was the first woman elected to a federal office in Nevada. Cafferata's mother is Patty Cafferata, a former Nevada State Treasurer and the first woman elected to a state constitutional office in Nevada.
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- Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on August 5, 2014
- City of Reno, "Official primary candidate list," accessed June 5, 2014
- Washoe County, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed June 10, 2014