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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Senatorial
District No. 5

Born: 1949 – Spokane, Washington.
Educated: National Certificate in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Holy Family Hospital School of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Completed business management courses, University of California, Los Angeles; computer science and math courses, Eastern Michigan State University.
Children: Courtney Mitchell.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fitness, travel.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1993-2001; Nevada Senate, 2003-2005—five special and seven regular sessions; Co-Speaker pro Tempore, 1995. Assistant Majority Whip, 2005. Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Government Affairs, 2003, 2005; Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Taxation, 2005. Member, Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, 2005. Member: Senate Committees on Finance; Taxation, 2003. Co-Chairman, Assembly Committee on Commerce, 1995; Co-Vice Chairman, Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, 1995. Past Member: Assembly Committees on Election, Procedures, and Ethics; Government Affairs; Health and Human Services; Taxation; and Ways and Means. Member, Legislative Commission, 1998-2000.

Past Board of Directors, Animal Foundation; Past Board of Directors, Desert Research Institute; Past Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Advisory Board; Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Issues Committee; National Conference of State Legislatures; American Legislative Exchange Council; Member, Republican Women of Las Vegas; Member, Women in Government; Advisory Board, NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership; Advisory Board, Community College of Southern Nevada; Advisory Board, Women’s Prison Continuum of Service; Council of State Governments-West; Past Board of Directors, Good Will.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Named Southern Nevada Assembly Legislator of the Year by the Nevada Association of Independent Businesses, 1997; Co-Founder, Computer Methods (manufacturer of nuclear medicine image processing systems); Top Executive, Intergraph (a Fortune 500 company); 2003 Nick Horn Award; 2003 iParenting, Mother of the Month.

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