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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session


ANN O'CONNELL

Republican

Clark County Senatorial

District No. 5

Retired Owner/Manager, Christian Supply Centers and Hotel

E-mail: aoconnell@sen.state.nv.us

 

 


Born:  1934; Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Educated:  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; International Council of Shopping Centers.

Married:  Robert E.

Children:  Jeffery and Gray Crampton.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  China painting, reading.


Legislative Service:  Nevada Senate, 1985-2001--one special and nine regular sessions.  Legislative Commission:  Alternate, 1985-86; Member, 1987-88, 1991-93; Vice Chairman, 1995-96.  Commissioner, Education Commission of the States.  Chairwoman, Legislative Commission 1999-2000.

 

Affiliations:  Past Vice Chairman, State Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation Advisory Board; past President and Board Member, Secret Witness and Citizens for Private Enterprise.  Past Member:  Advisory Board of Milligan College; Community Advisory Board of the Care Unit Hospital; Advisory Board for Kidney Foundation; Advisory Board, Charter Hospital.  Past President, Explorer Division, and past Member, Executive Board, Boulder Dam Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA); past President and past Director, Retail Merchants Association, Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Member, Advisory Board, BSA; Teacher, Young Adult Sunday School; Director, Nevada Taxpayers Association; Advisory Board for Learning for a Lifetime Program, Boy Scouts of America; Board of Directors, Clark High School-Academy of Finance; Nevada's Council to Establish Academic Standards.

 


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Women; Who's Who in Government Service; Who's Who in Society; Who's Who in the West; The World's Who's Who of Women; Outstanding Citizen, Las Vegas Board of Realtors; Silver Beaver Award, BSA; International Maxi Awards for Promotional Excellence, 1973 and 1974; Recipient, 1988 Free Enterprise Award, Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Federated Employers Association, and Downtown Breakfast Exchange; Recipient, 1988 Woman of Achievement in Politics, Women's Council of the Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; included in first edition (1988) and subsequent editions to present, Distinguished Women's Book of Nevada; Guardian of Liberty Award, 1991-92, 1993-94, Nevada Coalition of Concerned Citizens; 1991 National Legislator of the Year; 1992 Nevada Retail Association Legislator of the Year; first Nevadan recipient of Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 1995-96; Legislator of the Year, Nevada Association of Independent Businesses, 1997-98; Director, Accredited Shopping Center Promotion; Southern Nevada Veteran's Hall of Fame; 1999 Associated Builders and Contractors Legislator of the Year; 1999 Nevada Medical Political Action Committee Legislator of  the Year; 2000 Nevada Association of Mortgage Brokers Legislator of the Year.


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