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Bilbray-Kohn is a committeewoman on the Democratic National Committee. She founded Emerge Nevada in 2006, a group that trains women to run for office.
Bilbray-Kohn experienced controversy within hours of her campaign announcement. Her residence is outside of Nevada's 3rd District. The law does not require residency to run for office. Bilbray-Kohn defended her run saying, “We live in this community. We’ve spent most of our lives here. It’s where I get my haircut, where we do our grocery shopping, and where our kids play. Redistricting may have just put our house just outside the line, but it doesn’t change my deep roots in Southern Nevada and my commitment to this community and district.”
Bilbray-Kohn ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Nevada's 3rd District. Bilbray-Kohn sought the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
She is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program. According to the DCCC, Jumpstart provides members running in Republican leaning districts with “early financial communications, operational and strategic support.”
She raised $250,000 in her first quarter as a candidate.
Bilbray-Kohn is the daughter of former Nevada Representative James Bilbray. She is married to with two daughters.
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