|Member of the Clark County Commission District G|
|Date of birth||July 11, 1963|
|Place of birth||Alexandria, Virginia|
Reid was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised in the Las Vegas area where he attended Ed W. Clark High School. He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a degree in international relations and Spanish, and then furthered his education in law school, graduating in 1987.
As a teenager, he worked as a sportswriter for the Las Vegas Sun and interviewed Muhammad Ali prior to the boxer’s fight with Larry Holmes in 1980.
Reid has disagreed with his father, Harry Reid, on some issues, including by supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic caucuses when Sen. Harry Reid backed Barack Obama. Clinton won the Nevada caucus. He has also had a differing opinion of a pair of proposals for rail projects in Nevada.
Clark County Commission (2003-2011)
Reid was elected to the Clark County Commission in 2002. He was re-elected in 2006 with 62 percent of the vote. In 2008, Reid served as chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in the state of Nevada..
- See also: Nevada gubernatorial election, 2010
Reid won the Democratic primary with 70.1 percent of the votes.
|Governor of Nevada, 2010|
|Frederick L. Conquest||14.7%||16,775|
|Governor of Nevada, 2010|
|Green||David Scott Curtis||0.6%||4,437|
|Libertarian||Arthur Forrest Lampitt||0.7%||4,672|
|Independent||Aaron Y. Honig||0.4%||3,216|
Reid kicked off his run for Governor of Nevada in Las Vegas on October 15, 2009, with a second event in Reno the following day as part of an effort to gain recognition in Northern Nevada. October 16, 2009, Reid officially announced his candidacy for the Governor of Nevada. He is the only Democrat running for the position. Reid unveiled a plan for the future of Nevada titled "The Virtual Crossroads." A March 2010 Rasmussen Reports poll of gubernatorial candidates had him beating incumbent Republican Governor Jim Gibbons, losing to potential Republican nominee Brian Sandoval in respective two-way races or coming in third place in a three-way race with Sandoval and independent Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman. Eventually, however, Goodman decided to drop out of the race for governor, citing his desire to stay close to his family.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Roryreid.com 2010 Campaign website
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from February 26, 2011.
- Schumacher, Geoff. "The son also rises", Las Vegas Mercury. Retrieved on 2008-12-18.
- "Harry Reid's son enters Nevada gubernatorial race". CNN. October 14, 2009. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/14/harry-reids-son-enters-nevada-gubernatorial-race/. Retrieved on October 15, 2009.
- Tony Cook and J. Patrick Coolican (January 8, 2007). "Man of purpose", Las Vegas Sun.
- Kantowski, Ron (November 24, 2009). "Rory in disguise … with glasses", Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
- Morrison, Jane Ann (October 29, 2009). "Flashes of wit might distinguish Rory Reid from his father", Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
- GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS November 7, 2006 Election Department - Clark County, Nevada
- Chris Cillizza And Shailagh Murray (February 18, 2007). "While Reid Stays Out of '08 Fray, Sen. Clinton Signs His Son", Washington Post.
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Results of the 2010 Primary," accessed February 12, 2013
- Delucia, Matt. "(dead link) Rory Reid Lays Plans for Governor Campaign", Fox 5 Vegas. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
- Whaley, Sean (October 15, 2009). "Rory Reid Announces His Gubernatorial Bid In Reno", Nevada News Bureau. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
- "The Virtual Crossroads" 
- Los Angeles Times, "Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman decides not to go for Nevada governor," January 25, 2010
- Spillman, Benjamin (October 15, 2009). "Rory Reid: Diversify state economy", Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
- Waite, Mark (October 23, 2009). "(dead link) Rory Reid visits Pahrump", Pahrump Valley Times. Retrieved on 22 January 2010.
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