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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

ELLEN MARIE KOIVISTO
Democrat
Clark County Assembly
District No. 14
Retired
E-mail:  ekoivisto@asm.state.nv.us




Born: 1943 – Morris, Minnesota.
Educated: Morris High School, Morris, Minnesota; Mesabi Community College, Virginia, Minnesota; continuing education classes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Married: Victor Koivisto, Sr.
Children: Beth Medina, Kristina Tackett, Victor Koivisto, Jr., Valerie Fitzpatrick; ten grandchildren.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Quilting, sewing, reading, travel.


Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1997-2005—five special and five regular sessions.


Affiliations:
Paradise Democratic Club; Clark County Women’s Democratic Club; Seniors United; Nevada Women’s Lobby; Clark County Democratic Central Committee; Hispanics in Politics; Heritage United Methodist Church Outreach Committee; Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus; Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence; National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Forum for State Health Policy Leadership; Health Capacity Task Force, Council of State Governments; Nevada National Organization for Women; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Hispanic Democratic Caucus; WILL/WAND (Women Legislators’ Lobby/Women’s Actions for New Directions); Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, New Leadership.


Personal and Professional Achievements:
Participant, UNLV Race Walk, Corporate Challenge, 1995; Alternate, UNLV Range Shooting Team, Corporate Challenge, 1996; Speaker, Nevada Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1999; UNLV Television Town Hall Panel Participant-Health Care Reform, November 1999; Guest Speaker, Duane D. Keller Middle School 7th Grade Awards Ceremony, May 2000; Judge, History Day 2000, Nevada State Museum, Lorenzi Park, Las Vegas; Member, Inaugural Class–Western Legislative Academy, Council of State Governments-–West; America’s Legislators Back to School Week, September 1999-2004; PAYBAC Program—Duane D. Keller Middle School and Dell Robison Middle School; Speaker, Nevada Social Workers Conference, UNLV, April 2000; UNLV Television Town Hall Panel–Health Care, December 2001.



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