Lesley Cohen

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Lesley E. Cohen
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Nevada State Assembly, District 29
Incumbent
In office
February 4, 2013 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 18, 2012
Appointed byClark County Commission
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada-Reno, 1993
J.D.DePaul University, 1996
Personal
BirthdayDecember 22, 1970
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lesley E. Cohen (b. December 22, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 29. She was first appointed to the chamber on December 18, 2012, to serve the full two-year term of April Mastroluca, who resigned on November 30, 2012.

Biography

Henderson's professional experience includes working as an attorney and a volunteer with Legal Aid of Southern Nevada.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cohen served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Judiciary
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Lesley Cohen was set to face Daniel Mathis in the Democratic primary, but Mathis withdrew before the primary, leaving Cohen unopposed. Stephen Silberkraus defeated Amy Groves in the Republican primary. Cohen and Silberkraus will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[5]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 22 Assembly bills and 32 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

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