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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Ann O’Connell


Clark County Senatorial

District No. 5

Retired Owner/Manager

Christian Supply Centers and Hotel



Born:  1934; Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Educated:  University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; International Council of Shopping Centers.

Married:  Robert E.

Children:  Jeffery and Gray Crampton.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  China painting, reading.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Senate, 1985-2003—three special and ten regular sessions.  Legislative Commission:  Alternate, 1985-1986; Member, 1987-1988, 1991-1993; Vice Chairman, 1995-1996.  Commissioner, Education Commission of the States.  Chairwoman, Legislative Commission 1999-2000.


Affiliations:  Past Vice Chairman, State Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation Advisory Board; past President and Board Member, Secret Witness and Citizens for Private Enterprise.  Past Member:  Advisory Board of Milligan College; Community Advisory Board of the Care Unit Hospital; Advisory Board for Kidney Foundation; Advisory Board, Charter Hospital.  Past President, Explorer Division, and past Member, Executive Board, Boulder Dam Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA); past President and past Director, Retail Merchants Association, Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Member, Advisory Board, BSA; Teacher, Young Adult Sunday School; Director, Nevada Taxpayers Association; Advisory Board for Learning for a Lifetime Program, Boy Scouts of America; Board of Directors, Clark High School–Academy of Finance; Nevada’s Council to Establish Academic Standards; Advisory Member, Boulder Dam Boy Scouts; Director, Women in Government.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Accredited Shopping Center Promotional Director; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in American Women; Who’s Who in Government Service; Who’s Who in Society; Who’s Who in the West; The World’s Who’s Who of Women; Outstanding Citizen, Las Vegas Board of Realtors; Silver Beaver Award, BSA; International Maxi Awards for Promotional Excellence, 1973 and 1974; Recipient, 1988 Free Enterprise Award, Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Federated Employers Association, and Downtown Breakfast Exchange; Recipient, 1988 Woman of Achievement in Politics, Women’s Council of the Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; included in first edition (1988) and subsequent editions to present, Distinguished Women’s Book of Nevada; Guardian of Liberty Award, 1991-1992, 1993-1994, Nevada Coalition of Concerned Citizens; 1991 National Legislator of the Year; 1992 Nevada Retail Association Legislator of the Year; first Nevadan recipient of Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 1995-1996; Legislator of the Year, Nevada Association of Independent Businesses, 1997-1998;  Southern Nevada Veteran’s Hall of Fame; 1999 Associated Builders and Contractors Legislator of the Year; 1999 Nevada Medical Political Action Committee Legislator of  the Year; 2000 Nevada Association of Mortgage Brokers Legislator of the Year; Legislator of the Year, 2002, by Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation; 2002 Women’s Role Model Award, Nevada’s Office of the Attorney General; Best Lawmaker in the 1999 and 2002 Legislative Sessions by the Las Vegas Review Journal; Charter Member, Distinguished Women in Southern Nevada; Vice President, Clark County Republican Party.


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