Senator Dina Neal

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Assembly, 2011-2019 (first elected November 2010)—five regular and four special sessions
  • 2019 SESSION COMMITTEES: Taxation (Chair); Commerce and Labor; Ways and Means, Public Safety, Natural Resources and Transportation (Vice Chair)
  • 2017 SESSION COMMITTEES: Taxation (Chair); Government Affairs (Vice Chair); Commerce and Labor
  • 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Taxation
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs (Vice Chair); Education; Taxation
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education; Government Affairs; Taxation; Transportation
  • 2019-2020 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools; Interim Finance Committee; Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board
  • 2017-2018 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Advisory Committee to Monitor Implementation of the Reorganization of Large School Districts; Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools; Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning the Advisability and Feasibility of Treating Certain Traffic and Related Violations as Civil Infractions
  • Legislative Commission, Alternate member, 2015-2016

Other Public Service

  • Adult Literacy Program, Volunteer
  • Clark County Community Development Block Grant Board, Vice Chair
  • Education Commission of the States, Commissioner 2011-2012; Policy Advocate 2013-2014
  • Southern Economic Enterprise Board, Community Board Member, 2007-2009
  • Southern Nevada Health District, Teen Pregnancy Committee, 2011-current
  • Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc., Executive Committee, Director

Other Achievements

  • Project Save, Grant writer
  • Ninth Circuit Court, Extern, 2001


  • National Bar Association, Member
  • Committee Member, Task Force on State and Local Taxation, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2018-2020
  • Member, Board of Directors, Parliamentarian for Nobel Women, National Organization of Black Elected Women, 2017-2019
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Region 12 Chair, 2016-2020
  • Committee Member, Labor and Workforce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2015-2020
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Committee on Labor and Workforce Development,Vice Chair, 2014-2018
  • Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board, Committee Chair, 2013-2017
  • Finance and Economic Development Committee, CSG-West, 2011-2015
  • Clark County Democrats Recruitment Committee, Member, 2009
  • Presidential Caucus, Precinct 4017, Caucus Chair, 2008
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2005-2007
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


  • Chaparral High School, Las Vegas
  • Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctorate


  • Adjunct Professor, Nevada State College and College of Southern Nevada


Occupation: Adjunct Professor
Recreation: Research, Writing and Reading
Born: Las Vegas, NV
Children: Alexandra and Tuwaski