About Ed Cohen
Ed Cohen is a former award-winning journalist who currently directs communication and marketing for a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Reno that provides education to the judiciary.
In 2018, he was honored as the employee who best exemplifies all five of the organization’s core values: integrity, leadership, justice, excellence and innovation.
The name of that organization does not appear here because Ed wouldn’t want to give anyone the idea that this nonpartisan organization favors any particular political party, movement or person. Even him. Ed is a man of his word and is honoring his agreement with his employer to keep the organization’s name out of his campaign.
If Ed wins the primary, he plans to take a leave of absence to focus 100 percent of his time and effort on defeating Mark Amodei in November and restoring integrity to the office of the U.S. Representative for Nevada’s Second Congressional District.
Earlier in his career, Ed served for 10+ years as associate editor of the highly regarded Notre Dame Magazine of the University of Notre Dame. He later spent three years writing for Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, named the No. 1 undergraduate business school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report during his tenure.
Ed has most often voted for Democrats, but he has been an independent (non-partisan) voter almost all of his adult life. And he believes that no party holds a monopoly on good or bad ideas, or good or bad people.
He and his wife of 38 years, Sue, an educator, have two grown children and recently welcomed their first grandchild, widely considered to be the most adorable baby on earth.
Ed stays active by injuring himself. He has broken his foot, fingers, wrist (twice), neck, and arm (the last while running). He’s also had a concussion. In 2019 he tried skydiving .
Twice Ed and Sue have chosen to move to beautiful Northern Nevada, and they intend to live here the rest of their lives. Except for when Ed is in Washington, proudly representing the Second Congressional District and working to Make Lying Wrong Again.