Assemblywoman Clara (Claire) Thomas

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2021 and 2023 (first elected November 2020)—two regular session and one special session
  • 2021 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs; Health and Human Services; Legislative Operations and Elections

Other Public Service

  • Honorably Retired, United States Air Force, 1978-1996

Other Achievements

  • Emerge Nevada, Graduate, 2020
  • Rape Crisis Center Volunteer Advocate, 2008
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Alumna


  • Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus, 2019
  • Clark County Central Committee, 2008
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2019
  • National Federation of Democratic Women, 2019
  • Nevada State Democratic Party, 2008
  • North Las Vegas Democratic Club, 2018
  • SEIU Local 1107, Steward, 2001


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.A., Public Administration
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., Psychology
  • College of Southern Nevada, A.A., Social Science
  • Hillcrest High School, Jamaica, Queens, New York, Graduate


Occupation: District Attorney’s Office, Team Clerk
Recreation: Sports enthusiast, watching classic movies, reading
Born: 1954, Tifton, Georgia
Children: Edina, Eric