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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session


Ellen Marie Koivisto

Democrat

Clark County Assembly

District No. 14

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E-mail: ekoivisto@asm.state.nv.us

 

 


Born:  1943; Morris, Minnesota.

Educated:  Morris High School, Morris, Minnesota; Mesabi Community College, Virginia, Minnesota; continuing education classes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Married:  Victor Koivisto, Sr.

Children:  Beth Medina, Kristina Tackett, Victor Koivisto, Jr., Valerie Fitzpatrick; nine grandchildren.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Quilting, sewing, reading, travel.


Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1997-2003—two special and four regular sessions.

 

Affiliations:  Paradise Democratic Club; Clark County Women’s Democratic Club; Seniors United; Nevada Women’s Lobby; Clark County Democratic Central Committee; Hispanics in Politics; Sunrise Mountain United Methodist Church Outreach Committee; Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus; Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence; National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Forum for State Health Policy Leadership; NCSL Study Group on Chemical Weapons; Health Capacity Task Force, Council of State Governments; Nevada National Organization for Women; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Hispanic Democratic Caucus; WILL/WAND (Women Legislators’ Lobby/Women’s Actions for New Directions); Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, New Leadership.

 

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Participant, UNLV Race Walk, Corporate Challenge, 1995; Alternate, UNLV Range Shooting Team, Corporate Challenge, 1996; Speaker, Nevada Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1999; UNLV Television Town Hall Panel Participant-Health Care Reform, November 1999; Guest Speaker, Duane D. Keller Middle School 7th Grade Awards Ceremony, May 2000; Judge, History Day 2000, Nevada State Museum, Lorenzi Park, Las Vegas; Member, Inaugural Class–Western Legislative Academy, Council of State Governments­–West; Americas’ Legislators Back to School Day, 1999-2000; PAYBAC Program-Duane D. Keller Middle School and Dell Robison Middle School; Speaker, Nevada Social Workers Conference, UNLV, April 2000; UNLV Television Town Hall Panel–Health Care, December 2001; Legislators’ Back to School Day–September 2002.


 


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