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Bonnie Parnell

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Bonnie Parnell
Nevada Assembly District 40
Former member
In office
1999-2002, 2004-2010
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLong Beach State University
ProfessionPublic Policy Consultant
Bonnie Parnell (b. June 22, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 40 from 2004 to 2010. She previously served from 1999 to 2002. Parnell did not seek re-election in 2010 for personal reasons.[1]


Parnell earned her B.A. in History and her Master's Equivalence in Education Endorsement from Long Beach State University. Her professional experience includes working as a public policy consultant and has worked as a teacher.[2]

Committee assignments

While in the Nevada Assembly, Mortenson served on the following committees:



See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Parnell won re-election to the District 40 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating opponents Cheryl Lau and John Wagner.[3]

Parnell raised $153,201 for her campaign.[4]

Nevada State Assembly, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Parnell (D) 9,749 48.06%
Cheryl Lau 9,370 46.20%
John Wagner 1,164 5.74%

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Bonnie Parnell's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Nevada State Education Association $10,000
MGM Mirage $5,000
Barbara Buckley $5,000
Boyd Gaming $5,000
John Oceguera $5,000


Parnell has two children: Charley and Andy.

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Preceded by
Nevada State Assembly District 40
Succeeded by
Pete Livermore (R)