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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

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, 1995-2005—five special and six regular sessions; Majority Floor Leader, 2001-2005; Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 1997-1999.

Executive Director, Clark County Legal Services, 1996-present; Chair, Model Assisted Living Advisory Committee, 2001-present; Founding First President, CLASS Publication.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
100 YEARS OF INFLUENCE: The Role of Women in Shaping the First Hundred Years of Las Vegas, 2005; CityLife magazine “The Seven Most Powerful Women,” August, 26, 2004; Paradise Democratic Club “Democrat of the Year 2003,” 2004; U.S. Army 63rd Regional Support Command for support of the Nevada Military Assistance Project, 2004; Las Vegas magazine “The Best Reason Not To Lose Faith In The Legislature,” 2003; Most Effective Assembly Representative, 2001-2003; Nevada’s Womens Lobby, 2003; Outstanding Commitment Award, Central Neighborhood Center, 2003; Kristine Nagy Johnson Award for child advocacy, 2001; Access to Justice Public Lawyer of the Year Award, State Bar of Nevada (SBN), 2000; Public Lawyer of the Year, SBN, 2000; Child Advocate of the Year Award, 1999; 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 (NTLA), 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; NTLA Award of Excellence, 1995; Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus Award, 1994; Outstanding Female Law Graduate, University of Arizona Law School, 1989.

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