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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Vonne Stout Chowning


Clark County Assembly

District No. 28

Small Business Owner




Born:  1943; Long Beach, California

Educated:  Arizona State University; Stanford University, Guadalajara, Mexico; University of Nevada, Reno, B.A., Education.

Married:  Elmer E.

Children:  Rosemarie, Christianne, Katherine.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Music, youth activities.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1989, 1993-2003—five special and seven regular sessions.  Member, Assembly Committee on Judiciary, 1989; Assembly Committee on Education:  Vice Chair, 1997, Member, 1989, 1993-present; Assembly Committee on Transportation:  Chair, 1997-present, Co-chair, 1995, Member, 1989, 1993; Member, Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, 1993-present; Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1993-present; Member, Nevada’s Council to Establish Academic Standards in Public Schools, 1997-present; Member, Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, 2002-present.


Affiliations:  Federal Education Committee, Assembly on Federal Issues and Host Committee:  National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL); Western States Water Policy Committee and Committee on the Southern Border:  Council of State Governments–West (CSG); Commissioner, Education Commission of the States; Multistate Highway Transportation Agreement Cooperating Committee; VSA arts of Nevada Board of Directors; American Heart Association Board of Directors; Marty Barrett Little League Executive Committee; Clark County School District PAYBAC (Professional and Youth Building a Commitment) Program; Nevada Children’s Dog Bite Prevention Task Force; National Board of Realtors; Nevada Board of Realtors; Greater Las Vegas Board of Realtors; North Las Vegas Luncheon Optimist Club; Nevada Parent Teachers Association; Citizens Alert; Seniors United; National Council of Senior Citizens; Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus; Hispanics in Politics; North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Nevada State Democratic Central Committee; Clark County Democratic Central Committee; North Las Vegas Township Democratic Club Board of Directors; Women’s Democratic Club of Clark County; Paradise Democratic Club; Nevada Hispanic Democratic Caucus.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Former secondary foreign language teacher; past Vice Chair, City of North Las Vegas Planning Commission; Co-Founder, Marty Barrett Little League; Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2000; Americas’ Legislators Back to School Day; Heart Star Award, American Heart Association; past leader, Frontier Girl Scout Council; Special Recognition Awards:  Greater Nevada School Counselor Association, Women’s Democratic Club Spotlight Dinner, and Peace Officers Research Association of Nevada.


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