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Clark County Assembly
District No. 8
Attorney at Law
Born: 1960; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Educated: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., with honors; University of Arizona, J.D., Summa Cum Laude.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hiking, reading, traveling.
Legislative Service: Nevada Assembly, 1995-2003—two special and five regular sessions; Majority Floor Leader, 2001; Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 1997-1999.
Affiliations: Executive Director, Clark County Legal Services, 1996-present; 2001-present, Assisted Living Advisory Committee; Founder, Southern Nevada Affordable Housing Committee; Founding First President, CLASS Publication.
Personal and Professional Achievements: Access to Justice Public Lawyer of the Year Award, State Bar of Nevada, 2000; Nicholas J. Horn Award, Nevada State Medical Association, 1999; Recognition Award, Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living, 1999; Outstanding Contribution in Shaping Health Care Policy, 1999; Nevada Nurses’ Association; Positive Approaches Award, 1999; Legislator of the Year Award, Nevada Association of Social Workers, 1998; Consumer Advocate of the Year Award, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 1998; Brocho de Oro Award, Hispanics in Politics, 1998; Legislator of the Year Award, Nevada Medical Political Action Committee, 1997; Special Achievement Award, American Association for Retired Persons, 1997; Women of Achievement Finalist, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, 1994 and 1996; Legislator of the Year Award, Nevada Judges Association, 1996; Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus Award, 1994; Outstanding Female Law Graduate, University of Arizona Law School, 1989.
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