Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury

Minority Whip
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2008-2017 (first elected November 2008)—five regular and six special sessions
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Government Affairs; Transportation
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education (Chair); Government Affairs; Transportation
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Government Affairs, Transportation
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Government Affairs, Taxation, Transportation
  • 2009 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education, Government Affairs, Transportation

Other Public Service

  • Health and Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013-2014

Other Achievements

  • 22-year teacher for Clark County School District, including teaching bilingual and special needs classes
  • Nevada state licenses in Special Education and General Education
  • Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Full-time church volunteer in Argentina for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Fluent in French and Spanish


  • Clark County School District, Teacher
  • Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council for the State of Nevada, Past member
  • Legacy Traditional Schools-Nevada, Board Member
  • Conservative Leaders for Education, Founding Member


  • Boulder City High School
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Special Education
  • Southern Utah University, M.Ed
  • Studied abroad in Africa, France, and Israel


Occupation: Elementary Teacher
Recreation: Baseball, basketball, outdoor recreation, traveling, musical theater, piano
Born: Palo Alto, California

Primary Sponsor

AB192 Makes various changes relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-661)
SB200 Revises provisions relating to enrollment of pupils in charter schools. (BDR 34-183)
AB274 Revises provisions relating to the incorporation of a city. (BDR 21-810)
AB284 Revises provisions relating to persons with disabilities. (BDR 34-811)
AB285 Revises provisions relating to the self-administration of certain medications by pupils in public schools. (BDR 34-812)
AB308 Revises provisions relating to emergency medical services. (BDR 40-798)
AB320 Designates certain elective offices as nonpartisan offices. (BDR 24-923)
SB394 Revises provisions relating to the protection of children. (BDR 38-264)
AB487 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR 5-1279)


AJR1 Recognizes the strategic partnership and bond of friendship with, and expresses the Nevada Legislature's support for, the State of Israel. (BDR R-525)
ACR3 Honors Nevadans who have lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. (BDR R-202)
ACR4 Memorializes former Assemblyman Joseph “Joe” Michael Hogan, Sr. (BDR R-1260)
ACR5 Memorializes former Assemblyman Peter L. “Pete” Livermore. (BDR R-1259)
SCR8 Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1265)
AB130 Revises provisions relating to the administration of estates of deceased persons. (BDR 12-862)
AB148 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR5-242)
AB167 Authorizes the storage and carrying of firearms and ammunition on the premises of a family foster home or by certain persons who reside in a family foster home under certain circumstances. (BDR 38-234)
AB180 Revises provisions governing the biennial audit requirements for the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-569)
AB208 Revises provisions governing certain sexual offenses. (BDR 14-233)
SB262 Revises provisions relating to guardians. (BDR 13-643)
AB263 Revises provisions governing the custody and support of children. (BDR 11-199)
AB281 Creates a statutory subcommittee of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. (BDR 14-243)
AB282 Revises provisions governing real property. (BDR 3-855)
AB287 Prohibits a person from making or causing to be made certain nonemergency telephone calls under certain circumstances. (BDR 15-922)
AB291 Makes an appropriation for school districts to provide early childhood education programs. (BDR S-273)
AB321 Revises provisions relating to school police officers. (BDR 34-925)
AB370 Revises provisions governing child visitation. (BDR 11-201)
AB371 Establishes provisions governing the destruction of certain physical evidence. (BDR 4-734)
AB386 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 3-921)
AB395 Revises provisions relating to the State Public Charter School Authority. (BDR 34-902)