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Clark County Senatorial
District No. 7
University Professor, Political Science
Born: 1950; Thomasville, Georgia.
Educated: College of William and Mary, A.B.; University of Georgia, M.A.; Florida State University, Ph.D.
Married: Thomas Clayton Wright, Phd.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Traveling, tap dancing.
Legislative Service: Nevada Senate, 1989-2003—three special and eight regular sessions; Senate Minority Floor Leader, 1993-present; Member, Legislative Commission, 1991-present.
Affiliations: Board of Directors: NTS Historical Foundation; NTS Development Corporation. Member: Nevada‑California Super Speed Ground Transportation Commission; Clark County Women’s Democratic Club; PEO; American Pen Women; Nevada Women’s Lobby; Nevada Commission on Participatory Democracy; Education Commission of the States.
Personal and Professional Achievements: Author of Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics, University of Nevada Press, Revised Edition 2001, and Battle Born: Federal-State Relations in Nevada During the Twentieth Century, Kendall-Hunt, 1989; Spanos Outstanding Teacher, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1985; Chairman, Nevada Humanities Committee, 1984-1986; Las Vegas Review Journal, Favorite Female Las Vegan, 1997, 1999; Nevada Arts Advocate of the Year, 1999.
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