Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2008-2010 and 2013 (first elected November 2008; after lapse in service, subsequently elected November 2012)—two special and two regular sessions
  • 2009 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs, Health and Human Services; Transportation
  • 2009-2010 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Health Care; Legislative Committee on Senior Citizens, Veterans, and Adults with Special Needs

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada Women‘s Lobby “Rising Stars Award,” 2010
  • Nevada Chapter, Community Associations Institute “Large Association Board Member of the Year,” 2009
  • Honorary Membership Award, Young Democrats of Nevada, 2008
  • Citation for Quality and Prodigy Quality Award, Prodigy Services Company, 1990

Other Achievements

  • Western Legislative Academy, Council of State Governments, 2010
  • Emerge Nevada, Class of 2007
  • Coauthor, “Weighing the Value of Cost Containment in a Workers Comp Plan,” American Agent and Broker Magazine, 2007
  • Author, “Consumer Issues Affecting E-Commerce: How to Make Online Shoppers Comfortable Enough to Buy Your Online Goods,” SRDS Interactive Advertising Source, 1998
  • Board, Internet Alliance (IA), 1995-1999, Officer, IA, 1997-1999
  • Founding Chair, Public Policy Committee, Internet Alliance, 1994


  • Easter Seals Nevada Board Member, current Vice Chair
  • President, Friends of Nevada Libraries, current
  • Board Member, Green Valley Ranch Community Association
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Sierra Club


  • Cornell University, B.S., Ithaca, New York


Occupation: Business Consultant
Recreation: Cooking, traveling, theater/art appreciation
Born: 1962, New York City, New York
Spouse: Bill

Primary Sponsor

SJR15 Urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. (BDR R-1208)
AB94 Revises provisions relating to the examinations for licensure as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor. (BDR 54-618)
AB95 Revises provisions governing prescription labels. (BDR 54-648)
SB156 Requires certain policies of health insurance and health care plans to provide coverage for acupuncture treatments in certain circumstances. (BDR 57-602)
SB164 Revises provisions governing safe and respectful learning environments in public schools. (BDR 34-454)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to food establishments. (BDR 40-935)
AB247 Enacts the Nevada Buy American Act. (BDR 28-190)
AB267 Revises certain provisions governing publication of legal notices and legal advertisements. (BDR 19-730)
SB278 Establishes an expedited process for the foreclosure of abandoned residential property. (BDR 9-134)
SB303 Provides for the issuance of driver authorization cards. (BDR 43-596)
AB314 Makes various changes relating to lobbyists. (BDR 17-1027)
AB331 Revises provisions governing the billing practices of certain providers of health care. (BDR 54-731)
AB332 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 9-732)
AB348 Revises provisions relating to foster care. (BDR 38-457)
AB353 Authorizes the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a financial aid program for students enrolled in the Nevada System of Higher Education. (BDR 34-918)


SCR2 Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the donation of precious art from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the people of the State of Nevada, reaffirms the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and the Republic of China (Taiwan) and celebrates the donation of additional artwork to the Nevada Legislature under the Nevada Senate's SENarts initiative. (BDR R-695)
ACR4 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-246)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman John W. Marvel. (BDR R-1211)
SCR5 Commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Nevada. (BDR R-613)
AJR6 Recognizes Nevada's partnership and friendship with, and expresses support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-458)
ACR6 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau. (BDR R-1219)
SCR6 Memorializes former State Senator William J. Raggio. (BDR R-622)
AJR7 Urges recognition of the importance of mid-20th century architecture in Nevada. (BDR R-609)
ACR8 Memorializes John J. McDonald. (BDR R-1231)
SCR10 Memorializes former University Regent Dorothy Gallagher. (BDR R-1238)
AR11 Expresses appreciation to the Chief Clerk and staff of the Assembly. (BDR R-1217)
AB89 Authorizes the formation of benefit corporations. (BDR 7-28)
AB117 Revises provisions governing rules of the road. (BDR 43-566)
AB119 Revises provisions relating to the certification of public accountants. (BDR 54-655)
AB124 Revises provisions governing eligibility for a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship. (BDR 34-60)
AB139 Revises provisions relating to the state business portal. (BDR 7-127)
SB139 Expands provisions governing criminal and civil liability for certain crimes to include crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity or expression. (BDR 15-703)
AB147 Requires the notification of patients regarding breast density. (BDR 40-172)
SB165 Provides for transferable tax credits to attract film and other productions to Nevada. (BDR 32-781)
AB173 Revises provisions governing rates which may be charged by certain electric utilities. (BDR 58-966)
AB175 Revises provisions relating to uniformed-service and overseas voters. (BDR 24-635)
AB181 Makes various changes to provisions governing employment practices. (BDR 53-48)
SB182 Expands full-day kindergarten in public schools. (BDR 34-138)
AB183 Allows a person who is 16 years of age to donate blood with the consent of his or her parent or guardian. (BDR 40-1015)
AB192 Repeals the prospective expiration of the authority of county clerks to charge and collect an additional fee for filing and recording a bond of a notary public. (BDR S-1037)
AB203 Revises provisions governing the granting of the right to visit a child to grandparents and great-grandparents of the child. (BDR 11-750)
AB227 Creates the Nevada Land Management Task Force to conduct a study addressing the transfer of certain public lands in this State. (BDR S-594)
SB240 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-651)
AB248 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice (BDR 14-616)
AB262 Revises provisions governing the award of attorney's fees in certain domestic relations actions. (BDR 11-951)
SB266 Revises provisions governing coverage for chemotherapy in a policy of health insurance or health care plan. (BDR 57-879)
SB268 Requires a provider of wireless telecommunications to provide call location information to a law enforcement agency in certain emergency situations. (BDR 58-623)
SB269 Revises provisions governing education. (BDR 34-892)
AB327 Revises provisions governing state accountability. (BDR 31-554)
AB330 Requires labeling of certain genetically engineered foods. (BDR 51-955)
AB374 Revises provisions relating to counties. (BDR 20-520)
AB375 Revises provisions relating to services for persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 40-999)
AB376 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-774)
AB377 Revises provisions governing the crime of sexual conduct between certain school employees or volunteers at a school and pupils. (BDR 15-514)
AB389 Revises provisions governing parentage. (BDR 11-922)
AB393 Expands the rights of children placed in foster care. (BDR 38-919)
AB399 Revises various provisions relating to unarmed combat. (BDR 41-142)
SB410 Revises provisions governing hypodermic devices. (BDR 40-451)
AB412 Makes various changes relating to the Legislature. (BDR 17-528)