First, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen boasted of getting a degree in computer science, which did not exist at the time; now, no evidence can be found that she ever had a business license for her frequently touted consulting business.
According to the Daily Caller, a public records request was filed in April with the Nevada secretary of state asking for a copy of any “Sole Proprietor Exemption” or “Sole Proprietor Registration” under Rosen or her maiden name between 1995 and 2005. The office responded a week later saying no such records existed. “Those registrations are necessary for any business owners in Nevada,” the Daily Caller noted.
Rosen is running for Republican Sen. Dean Heller’s seat.
The Daily Caller reported
Rosen has routinely flaunted her business credentials, claiming her one-woman shop consulted with her former employer, Southwest Gas, and Radiology Specialists, where her husband was once a partner.
Rosen told a radio station in November that she “raised my family, I built a business – a woman in technology.”
When the Reno Gazette Journal asked her campaign about this discrepancy, a representative said Rosen “did not keep these kinds of forms from roughly two decades ago.”
“Jacky built a career as a computer programmer and software developer for major companies in Southern Nevada, and she used those tech skills to keep working as an independent consultant,” campaign spokesman Stewart Boss said. “Like many moms, she wanted to continue her career in business while also having more flexible hours so she could also focus on raising her daughter.”
Rosen’s campaign did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.
The Reno newspaper account reported that Southwest Gas confirmed Rosen worked for the company as a programmer from April 1990 to January 1991, but couid not document that she consulted for Southwest because the company does not keep such records beyond seven years.
The paper said Radiology Specialists could not be reached.
The paper conclude, “Rosen did not personally respond to the RGJ’s questions and did not provide documentation of her past consulting work. Her campaign said that work included an update to Southwest Gas’ customer service support software and a new billing system for Radiology Specialists.”