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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Assembly
District No. 12
Businesswoman, Corporate Director, Attorney

Educated: George Washington University, A.B.; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Children: James, Katie.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, Nevada history, genealogy, volunteer and community activities, hiking, outdoor activities.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1995-2005—five special and six regular sessions. Assistant Majority Whip for Procedure, 2003-2005. Member, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Vegas Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club; Clark County Bar Association; Neighborhood Watch Program; Women’s Democratic Club of Clark County; Paradise Democratic Club; Clark County Democratic Central Committee; Nevada State Democratic Central Committee; Nevada Association of Manufactured Homeowners; Hispanics in Politics; Seniors United.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Merit Scholarship, Georgetown University Law Center; Semifinalist, Beaudry Cup, Moot Court Competition, Georgetown University Law Center; Author, Article, Catholic University Law Review; admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, Nevada, and United States Supreme Court Bars; State Board of Directors, Business and Professional Women’s Federation; Board of Directors, NIKE House, a drug rehabilitation shelter for young women; Member, Founding Board of Directors, Temporary Assistance for Women, a shelter for battered women and children (now Domestic Crisis Center-—Safe Nest); State Board of Directors, American Association for University Women; State Board of Directors, League of Women Voters; Appointee, Attorney General’s Council on the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence; Appointee, Advisory Council for Community Notification (“Megan’s Law”); Heroine Award, Nevada Association of Manufactured Homeowners, 1995; Certificate of Appreciation, Vegas Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club, 1996; Special Recognition Award, Women’s Democratic Club Spotlight Dinner, 1996; Certificate of Recognition, Paradise Democratic Club, 1995; Finalist, Woman of Achievement Awards, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 1995; honored by the Clark County Bar Association for being one of the first one hundred female attorneys in Nevada.

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