The son of an auto mechanic and school cook, Dean Heller grew up in Carson City with five brothers and sisters. He learned the importance of hard work, discipline, and commitment when he started working in his father’s auto shop in middle school. He also developed a love for racing cars from his father, “Blackjack” Heller, a champion stock car racer.

Dean with his grandson on the ranch.

After working to put himself through college, Dean married Lynne and together they raised four children – Hilary, Harris, Drew, and Emmy. As an avid hunter, fisherman, and lifelong Nevadan Dean loves to live where the air is a little fresher and the stars are a little brighter -- and that’s exactly Dean and Lynne do living on a ranch in Smith Valley in rural Nevada.

Dean has always seen public service as an opportunity to fight for the state of Nevada and the people who call Nevada home. His first question on policy issues is always “How does it affect Nevada?”

Dean is committed to getting things done and will work with anybody, in either party, to fix a problem and improve the lives of the people of Nevada. He has authored over 100 pieces of legislation that are now law, including bills to protect veterans, prevent human trafficking and violence against women, reduce taxes, protect communities from the threat of terrorism, to uphold Second Amendment rights, shrink the role that the federal government, and promote women in entrepreneurship.

The Heller Band is one of Dean's favorite Christmas traditions. Read More

When he’s not representing Nevadans as their U.S. Senator, Dean enjoys spending time with his grandkids–Brielle, Zachary, and Ava–camping, hunting, or horse packing in the Sierras on the Nevada trails.

Since coming to the U.S. Senate, Dean Heller has passed more than 100 different pieces of legislation into law including his proposals to protect Nevada’s 300,000 military veterans, support small businesses, boost the state’s tourism economy, and fight vile crimes such as human trafficking.

Dean has always seen public service as a unique opportunity to fight for the state of Nevada and the people who call it home. His first question is always “How does it affect Nevada?” before making decisions in the U.S. Senate. Bottom-line: Dean is committed to getting things done, and will work with anybody, in either party, to fix a problem.

Dean is known for traversing Nevada and visiting each town and county countless times a year. Whether it’s a hospitality worker on the Las Vegas Strip, a ranching family in rural Nevada, or a high tech employee in Reno, Dean Heller understands that his job is to represent Nevadans and improve their way of life. If he doesn’t know Nevadans, he can’t represent them. So he makes it his priority to KNOW first-hand what’s most important for their families and businesses.

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