Assemblywoman Clara (Claire) Thomas

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2021 (first elected November 2020)—one regular 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

Primary Sponsor

AB119 Revises provisions relating to the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-740)
AB174 Authorizes certain persons to consent to health care on behalf of an incapacitated patient. (BDR 40-741)
AB179 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-144)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
AB116 Revises provisions relating to traffic offenses. (BDR 43-491)
AB118 Revises provisions relating to the transportation of children in motor vehicles. (BDR 43-209)
AB124 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 53-169)
AB130 Revises provisions governing insurance. (BDR 57-780)
AB131 Revises provisions relating to the use of portable event recording devices by peace officers. (BDR 23-241)
AB132 Revises provisions governing juvenile justice. (BDR 5-783)
AB133 Revises provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR 23-240)
AB156 Revises provisions governing the waiver by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada of certain fees for active members of the Nevada National Guard. (BDR 34-23)
AB157 Authorizes a person who is the victim of certain discriminatory conduct relating to an incident involving a peace officer to bring a civil action under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-227)
AB158 Revises the penalties for certain offenses involving alcohol or cannabis. (BDR 15-360)
AB165 Revises provisions governing tuition for veterans. (BDR 34-681)
AB187 Designates the month of September of each year as “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month” in Nevada. (BDR 19-917)
AB189 Establishes presumptive Medicaid eligibility for certain pregnant women. (BDR 38-130)
AB194 Revises provisions governing the suspension and expulsion of pupils. (BDR 34-176)
AB197 Revises provisions relating to persons experiencing homelessness. (BDR 11-682)
AB201 Revises provisions relating to informants. (BDR 14-777)