Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

Chief Deputy Majority Whip
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2013-2017 (Appointed April 2013)—three regular and four special sessions
  • Chief Deputy Majority Whip, 2017
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education (Chair); Corrections, Parole, and Probation; Health and Human Services; Judiciary
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Legislative Operations and Elections
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Legislative Operations and Elections; Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining

Honors and Awards

  • Community Leadership Award, Las Vegas Soul Fest, 2014
  • President Obama Volunteer Service Award, 2011
  • Warriorship Award, Guardian Quest Diversity Champion, 2007
  • Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada, Community Enrichment Award and National Points of Light, 2006
  • NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Award, 2003
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee President's Award for Community Involvement, 2000
  • Distinguished Gentleman in Southern Nevada, 2000
  • Outstanding Court Appointed Special Advocate Award, 1998
  • Northern Arizona University, President's Prize, 1989

Other Achievements

  • Graduate, Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellowship Program, December 2016
  • Council of State Governments (CSG West) Western Legislative Academy, Graduate, 2014
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Judge, 2012-2013
  • Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church School of Ushering, Salutatorian, 2011
  • Valley High School, Student Body President, 1985


  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 1997 to present
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), Co-chair, 2010-2014
  • Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), Council Member 2014-2016
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Board Member and Past President, 2005-2013
  • Las Vegas METRO Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Las Vegas Co-curriculum and Curriculum Chair, 2011-2012
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Board Member, 2006-2008
  • Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, participant, 2005
  • City of Las Vegas, Community Development Block Grant Recommending Board (CDRB), Board Member and Chairman, 2001-2004
  • Las Vegas METRO Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Las Vegas graduate, 2003
  • North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2003
  • Taste of North Las Vegas Planning Committee, Member, 2000-2003
  • North Las Vegas Steering Committee, Vice Chair, Government Affairs 2000-2002


  • Laura Dearing Elementary School
  • Jo Mackey Sixth Grade Center
  • Helen C. Cannon Jr. High School
  • Valley High School
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S., Criminal Justice
  • University of Phoenix, M.A., Organizational Management


Occupation: Public Administrator and entrepreneur
Recreation: Community mediation, journaling, volunteering
Born: 1967, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Children: Godsons: Rylan and Jace Witt