Brian Edward Sandoval (; born August 5, 1963) is an American businessman and former attorney and politician who served as the 29th Governor of Nevada from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, Sandoval is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
On June 9, 2010, he defeated incumbent Governor Jim Gibbons to win the Republican nomination for the 2010 gubernatorial election. Prior to his service as a federal judge, he served as the 30th Attorney General of Nevada, the youngest chairman of the Gaming Commission of Nevada and a state legislator. Sandoval was also the first Hispanic candidate elected to statewide office in Nevada.On January 8, 2019, Sandoval joined MGM Resorts International as President of Global Gaming Development under Chairman and CEO James Murren. The following day, he joined UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law as a Distinguished Fellow. On March 12, 2019, he joined Coeur Mining as a board member.