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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Assembly
District No. 15
Clark County Senior Advocate

Born: 1944 – Greeley, Colorado.
Educated: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Master of Public Administration; Regis College, Denver, Colorado, B.S., Business Administration; Academic Certificate, Gerontology, UNLV, 2004.
Married: Dave McClain.
Children: Trish Kent, Paul McClain, Mary and Todd Nelson, and four grandchildren.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, traveling, entertaining, sailing.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1999-2005—five special and four regular sessions. Vice Chair, Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services, 2001-2005. Member: Assembly Committees on Commerce and Labor, 2005; Constitutional Amendments, 2001; Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments, 2005; Elections, Procedures, and Ethics, 1999, 2003; Health and Human Services, 1999; Judiciary, 1999-2001; Taxation, 2003; Transportation, 1999-2001; Ways and Means, 2003-2005. Chair, Task Force for the Fund for a Healthy Nevada, 2003-present. Member, Interim Study on Long-Term Care in Nevada, 1999-2000; Member, Task Force for the Fund for a Healthy Nevada, 2001-2002. Nevada Commission on Aging, 2001-present; Nevada Veterans’ Services Commission, 2003-present; Oversight Committee for State Strategic Plan for Seniors, 2003-present.

H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada, Board Member; Women’s Democratic Club; Paradise Democratic Club; Seniors United; Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.); American Association of Retired Persons; Aging Services Directors Organization; American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA); National Conference of State Legislatures; Council of State Governments; Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Nevada; Clark County Summer Business Institute; American Association of University Women; National Council of Senior Citizens; Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada; Nevada Women’s Lobby; Hispanics in Politics; Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; Association for Volunteer Administrators; Directors of Volunteers in Agencies; Corporate Volunteer Council; National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
WRIN/NEW Leadership Advisory Council, UNLV; Clark County Senior Advocate; Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2000; Schools Issues Committee/Youth Leadership Training, Cambridge Community Center; Alzheimer’s Association Public Policy Committee; Drop-Out 2000 Prevention Strategic Planning Team; Women’s Democratic Club Freshman Female Legislator Award, 1999.

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