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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session



Clark County Assembly

District No. 15

Special Programs Manager




Born:  1944; Greeley, Colorado.

Educated:  Regis College, Denver, Colorado, B.S., Business Administration; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Master of Public Administration.

Married:  Dave McClain.

Children:  Trish Kent, Paul and Jill McClain, Mary and Todd Nelson, and four grandchildren.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Cooking, traveling, entertaining, sailing.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1999-2001--two regular sessions; Member, Interim Study on Long-Term Care in Nevada, 1999.  Member:  Assembly Committees on  Elections, Procedures, and Ethics;  Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Transportation, 1999-2000.  Vice Chair, Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services, 2001-02.  Member:  Assembly Committees on Constitutional Amendments, Judiciary, Transportation, 2001-02.  National Conference of State Legislatures, Fiscal Oversight Committee; Council of State Governments-West, Future of Western States Committee.


Affiliations:  Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus; Women's Democratic Club; National Organization of Women; Paradise Democrat Club; Seniors United; American Association of Retired Persons; American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA); National Conference of State Legislatures; Council of State Governments; Alzheimer's Association of Southern Nevada; Clark County Summer Business Institute; American Association of University Women; National Council of Senior Citizens; Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada; Nevada Women's Lobby; Hispanics in Politics; Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; Southern Nevada Mentoring Coalition; Association for Volunteer Administrators; Directors of Volunteers in Agencies; Corporate Volunteer Council; National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2000; Schools Issues Committee/Youth Leadership Training, Cambridge Community Center; Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Committee; Drop-Out 2000 Prevention Strategic Planning Team; Women's Democratic Club Freshman Female Legislator Award, 1999.

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