Clark County Assembly
District No. 5
Small Business Owner

Born:  August 27, 1951; Faribault, Minnesota.
  Mayo High School, Rochester, Minnesota; Clark County Community College, Las Vegas.
  Adam, Bret.
Hobbies/Special Interests:
  Family trips, skiing, needlework, art, photography, baking, cooking.
Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1997-99--two regular sessions; Assistant Minority Whip, 1997; Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 1999. Member:  Committees on Education, Transportation, and Ways and Means, 1997; Interim Finance Committee, 1997-98; State Planning Commission for the New Construction, Design, Maintenance, and Repair of School Facilities, 1997-98; American Legislative Exchange Council, 1997-98. Commissioner, Education Commission of the States. Vice Chair, Education, Labor, and Job Training Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1998.

Affiliations:  President, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and board member, R. Guild Gray Elementary School, 1988-93; Member, Executive Board, former Las Vegas PTA Area Council, 1989-92; Puppeteer, Kids on the Block; President, Parents Active for Vision Education (PAVE), 1990-present; President, 1993-94, and Member, 1992-96, Cashman Middle School Parent Advisory Council; Chairperson, District F Parent Advisory Committee, five years; Chair, Nevada Education Legislative Grassroots Committee, 1993; State Liaison, Nevada State Parent Coalition; Sunday School Teacher, Trinity United Methodist Church of Las Vegas. Clark County School District (CCSD):  Member, Year Round Study Committee, Public Concern Policy Subcommittee, Strategic Planning 2000 Committee, Testing and Evaluation Committee, Special Education Committee, Parent Hall of Fame Committee; Chair, Use of Chemicals in Schools Committee; and Co-Chair, Least Restrictive Environment Committee.  Member, Clark High School Area Neighborhood Improvement Program; Member, Special Education Early Childhood Licensure Task Force, State of Nevada, 1993-94; Member, Special Education Licensure Task Force, State of Nevada, 1994-95; Member, Inclusion Task Force, State of Nevada, 1995-present; Member, Bonanza High School Parent Advisory Council, 1995-97; Legislative Representative, Bonanza High School, 1996; Parent Mentor, CCSD (Friends of Special Education, Educators Institute), 1995-96; Vice President, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, 1996; Child Advocate, Nevada Legislature, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995; Junior League of Las Vegas; Member, Southwest Area Command’s Community Leadership Team.

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Parent Hall of Fame, CCSD, 1996; grant writing courses/workshops, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1995.