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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Assembly
District No. 9
Special Education Teacher

Born: 1954 – Lucca, Italy.
Educated: St. John Bosco, Chicago, Illinois; St. Anne’s Elementary School and Barrington Consolidated High School, Barrington, Illinois; Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri, B.A., Special Education; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), M.A., Education.
Married: Gary Gray.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Travel, reading, skiing, hiking.
Pets: English Bulldogs—Hillary and Kennedy.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1991-2005—five special and eight regular sessions.

American Association of University Women; Clark County Education Association; Nevada State Education Association; National Education Association; Nevada Parent Teachers Association; Nevada Association for the Handicapped; Vegas Valley Business and Professional Women; Nevada State Democratic Central Committee; Clark County Democratic Central Committee; Clark County Democratic Women’s Club; National Organization of Women; Citizens Alert; Hispanics in Politics; Aid for AIDS of Nevada; Southern Nevada Association for the Mentally Ill; American Civil Liberties Union; Seniors United; Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; Las Vegas Downtown Central Development Committee; Sierra Club; National Council of Senior Citizens; Latin Chamber of Commerce; J.S. Park Neighborhood Association; NAACP; Sierra Club.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Commission to Study Fiscal Affairs of the State; Member, Commission to Study Excellence in Education; Legislator of the Year, Nevada State AFL-CIO, 1991; Southern Nevada Distinguished Women’s Award, 1991; Mike O’Callaghan Teamwork Award, 1992; Legislator of the Year Award, Police Protective Association; “Good Gal” Award, 1994, Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus; Women of Achievement Nominee, Chamber of Commerce, 1993; UNLV Women’s Center Recognition of Accomplished Women, 1992; Award for Excellence in Special Education, Parents Advisory Committee; Outstanding Southern Nevada Legislator Award, Chiropractic Association, 1991; Special Appreciation Award, Mobile Home Owners League of Silver State, 1991; Former Member, Commission on Aging, 1991-1997; 1998 Clark County School District Civic Hero Award; 1997 Clark County Task Force on Truancy; City of Las Vegas, Citizen of the Month, 2000; Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice Profile in Courage Award, 2001; 1993 Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs Legislator of the Year Award; District Council of Ironworkers Outstanding Legislative Accomplishment, 1993; National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 2001 Legislator of the Year Award; Nevada National Organization for Women (NOW) 1995 Award. 2004 Friend of Education Award, NSEA; 2003 Citizen of the Month, City of Las Vegas; 2003 Freedom Fighter Award, Martin Luther King Committee; 2003 100% Voting Record Award, Nevada Conservation League; 2001 Nevada Highway Patrol Legislator of the Year Award.

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