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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session



Washoe County Assembly

District No. 24

Retired Registered Nurse



Born:  1927; Ashton, Idaho.

Educated:  University of Utah, Nursing Degree.

Married:  Richard.

Children:  Mitzi, Paul.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Swimming, reading, gardening.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1987-2001--one special and eight regular sessions.  Legislative Commission:  Alternate, 1987-93; Member, 1993-94.


Affiliations:  Member:  Washoe Parks Foundation; Anne Martin Women's Political Caucus; Washoe County Democratic Central Committee; American Association of University Women; American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); Western Industrial Nevada; National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons; Black Cultural Awareness Society.  Advisory Board Member, Nevada Women's Fund.  Past Board Member:  Food Bank of Nevada; Child Care Resource Council.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Elected Trustee, Washoe Medical Center, 1982-86; President, Parent Teacher Association elementary and middle schools.  Chair:  Anne Martin Women's Political Caucus, 1981; Reno Women's Network, 1981.  Co-Founder:  Pregnancy Center, Washoe Medical Center, 1985; Glen Duncan Family Focus Center, 1992.  AARP:  Outstanding Contributions in Support of Senior Issues, 1990; Woman of the Year, 1996.  Planned Parenthood:  Board Member, 1980-86; Legislator of the Year, 1993.  Member:  Reno Commission on the Status of Women, 1979; Washoe Parks Foundation, 1990-95.  Coordinator, Northern Nevadans for the Equal Rights Amendment, 1978; "Environmentalist of the Year" Pine Cone Award, 1989; "Politician of the Year," Truckee Meadows Human Service Award, 1991; Woman of Distinction for Environment, Soroptomists, 1991; Legislative Conservationist of the Year, Nevada Wildlife Federation, 1993.

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