|Nevada State Assembly District 27|
|February 7, 2011- Present|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||6 terms (12 years)|
|Master's||University of Michigan|
Benitez-Thompson's professional experience includes working as a hospice social worker and adoption social worker.
Benitez-Thompson earned her MA in social work from the University of Michigan.
Benitez-Thompson and her husband, Jeff, have three children; with the birth of her third child in April 2013, Benitez-Thompson is considered to be the second Nevada legislator to give birth during a legislative session, following Olivia Diaz in 2011.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Benitez-Thompson served on the following committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Affairs, Chair|
|• Health and Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Benitez-Thompson served on these committees:
|Nevada Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Affairs|
|• Health and Human Services|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012
Benitez-Thompson ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 27. Benitez-Thompson ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Tom Taber (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Nevada State Assembly, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Teresa Benitez-Thompson Incumbent||57.8%||14,160|
- See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010
On November 2, 2010 Benitez-Thompson won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. Benitez-Thompson defeated Byllie Andrews in the June 8 primary by a margin of 1,451-1,144. She bested Gabe Jurado (R) in the general election.
|Nevada House of Representatives, District 27 General election (2010)|
|Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)||6,951|
|Gabe Jurado (R)||3,984|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Benitez-Thompson ran for election, she collected $119,223 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Nevada House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Teresa Benitez-Thompson's campaign in 2010|
|John Oceguera Campaign Account||$7,500|
|Nevada State Education Association||$7,500|
|Assembly Democratic Caucus||$6,250|
|Marcus Conklin For Assembly District 37||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$119,223|
Nevada Policy Research Institute
The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".
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- Which bills made the cut in the Nevada Legislature? Here are the biggest - Las Vegas Sun
- Democrats circle the wagons against 'Family Fun Tax' foes - Las Vegas Sun
- Uniform sex-ed program proposed in Nevada - Reno Gazette Journal
- AB 116 rewrites 102 year-old law, opens family of convicted felons to ... - KRNV My News 4
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- Teresa Benitez-Thompson's official campaign website
- House Site
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010,
- ↑ Reno Gazette-Journal, "Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson gives birth, with 8 weeks to go in Legislature," April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Clark County - 2012 Primary Candidates
- ↑ Washoe County - 2012 Primary candidates
- ↑ Nevada Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ 2010 contribution reports
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Nevada Policy Research Institute, "The 2011 Nevada Legislative Session Review & Report Card"
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