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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 24: Nevada state Sen. Yvanna D. Cancela (D-Las Vegas) speaks at an early vote rally featuring singer/actress Cher as they campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a residential shopping center on October 24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In-person early voting for the general election in the battleground state began on October 17 and continues through October 30. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Nevada state legislator has announced she is resigning her Senate seat to join the Biden administration. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Democratic state Sen. Yvanna Cancela of Las Vegas plans to join the federal Department of Health and Human Services in an unspecified position. Cancela announced her immediate resignation Monday in a letter to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Cancela has held the 10th District seat since 2017. She was appointed to the position following the election of Ruben Kihuen to Congress, becoming the first Latina to serve in the Nevada Senate. She won election to the seat in 2018.