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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Valerie Wiener


Clark County Senatorial

District No. 3

Positioning Strategist, Author

Consultant, Speaker



Born:  1948; Las Vegas, Nevada.

Educated:  Las Vegas High School; University of Missouri, Columbia, B.J., M.A., Journalism; University of Illinois, Springfield, M.A., Contemporary Literature; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Community service, writing, reading, physical fitness training and competition.

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


Affiliations:  Board, Public Education Foundation; Board, Better Business Bureau; Technical Advisory Committee, WestCare/Nevada; Board, Nevada Senior Olympics.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Author:  Power Communications:  Positioning Yourself for High Visibility; Gang Free:  Friendship Choices for Today’s Youth; The Nesting Syndrome:  Grown Children Living at Home; Power Positioning:  Advancing Yourself as THE Expert; Winning the War Against Youth Gangs.  Outstanding Achievement Award (three nations competing), National Federation of Press Women, 1991; Media Advocate/Nevada, Small Business Administration, 1992; Distinguished Leadership Award, National Association for Community Leadership, 1993; Outstanding Woman Advocate for Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2000; more than 145 state and national communications awards since 1990; Nevada Senior Olympics Gold Medalist in both Fitness and Weightlifting, 1998-2002; named Distinguished Senior Athlete, Nevada Senior Olympics, 2000; Nevada Senior Olympics Gold Medalist in Swimming, 2002.  Honored as one of 27 national “Healthy School Heroes” at Healthy Schools Summit in Washington, D.C., 2002 (only Legislator in U.S. so recognized).


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