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|Name = Lucy Flores
 
|Name = Lucy Flores
 
|Profile picture = LucyFlores.jpg
 
|Profile picture = LucyFlores.jpg
|Position = Nevada State Assembly District 28
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|Position = Nevada State Assembly, District 28
 
|Status = Incumbent  
 
|Status = Incumbent  
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|February 7, 2011- Present]]
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|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|February 7, 2011 - present]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|November 5, 2014]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|November 5, 2014]]
 
|Assumed office =2011
 
|Assumed office =2011
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|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Religion =
 
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|Office website = http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Assembly/Current/Assembly/Flores.pdf
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|Office website = http://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/28
 
|Campaign website =http://www.lucyflores.com/
 
|Campaign website =http://www.lucyflores.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lucy Flores''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Nevada State Assembly]], representing the 28th District since 2011. As of the 2013 session, Flores serves as Majority Assistant Deputy Whip.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lucy Flores''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Nevada State Assembly]], representing District 28.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Flores serves as Majority Assistant Deputy Whip.
  
Flores' professional experience includes working at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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==Biography==
 
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Flores earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2010. Her professional experience includes working at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Flores earned her J.D. from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2010 and her B.A. in political science from the University of Southern California.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Flores served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Flores served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Expenditure disclosure===
 
===Expenditure disclosure===
In February 2012, ''Las Vegas Sun'' reporter Anjeanette Damon wrote a series of stories detailing the failure by several Democratic legislators to disclose how they spent portions of their campaign money to help pay for expenditures.  Damon's first story described how three Assembly Democrats -- [[Debbie Smith]], [[David Bobzien]], and [[Lucy Flores]] -- failed to report the expenditure of campaign funds used to pay for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions.  The legislators were instructed by the Assembly Democrat's lawyer that they did not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office.<ref name=Expenditures>[http://www.cjr.org/swing_states_project/suns_damon_tells_how_she_got_t.php?page=1 ''cjr.org'' "Sun’s Damon Discusses How She Got the Goods on NV Lawmakers", March 16, 2012]</ref><ref name=Expenditures2>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/feb/17/uses-thousands-dollars-campaign-funds-going-undisc/ ''lasvegassun.com'' "Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats", Feb. 17, 2012]</ref><ref name=Expenditures3>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/feb/23/assembly-democrats-disclose/ ''lasvegassun.com'' "Assembly Democrats reverse course, disclose spending of campaigns funds", Feb. 23, 2012]</ref>
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In February 2012, ''Las Vegas Sun'' reporter Anjeanette Damon wrote a series of stories detailing the failure by several Democratic legislators to disclose how they spent portions of their campaign money to help pay for expenditures.  Damon's first story described how three Assembly Democrats -- [[Debbie Smith]], [[David Bobzien]], and [[Lucy Flores]] -- failed to report the expenditure of campaign funds used to pay for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions.  The legislators were instructed by the Assembly Democrats' lawyer that they did not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office.<ref name=Expenditures>[http://www.cjr.org/swing_states_project/suns_damon_tells_how_she_got_t.php?page=1 ''cjr.org'' "Sun’s Damon Discusses How She Got the Goods on NV Lawmakers", March 16, 2012]</ref><ref name=Expenditures2>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/feb/17/uses-thousands-dollars-campaign-funds-going-undisc/ ''lasvegassun.com'' "Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats", Feb. 17, 2012]</ref><ref name=Expenditures3>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/feb/23/assembly-democrats-disclose/ ''lasvegassun.com'' "Assembly Democrats reverse course, disclose spending of campaigns funds", Feb. 23, 2012]</ref>
  
After Damon's initial report, Assembly Democrats [[Marcus Conklin]], [[Richard Daly]], [[Peggy Pierce]], and [[Marilyn Dondero-Loop]] came forward to admit that they had also failed to report expenses after getting the same legal advice.  The six lawmakers filed new expense reports that detailed nearly $45,000 in campaign funds that were spent on living expenses such as rent, electronics, house cleaning and supplies, groceries, lunches, and dinners.  Nevada legislators are paid a $736/month housing allowance during legislative session if they live more than 50 miles from Carson City.  In addition, all legislatures receive $154 per diem during legislative session.<ref name=Expenditures/><ref name=Expenditures2/><ref name=Expenditures3/>
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After Damon's initial report, Assembly Democrats [[Marcus Conklin]], [[Richard Daly]], [[Peggy Pierce]], and [[Marilyn Dondero-Loop]] came forward to admit that they had also failed to report expenses after getting the same legal advice.  The six lawmakers filed new expense reports that detailed nearly $45,000 in campaign funds that were spent on living expenses such as rent, electronics, house cleaning and supplies, groceries, lunches, and dinners.  At the time, Nevada legislators were paid a $736/month housing allowance during a legislative session if they live more than 50 miles from Carson City.  In addition, all legislatures received $154 per diem during a legislative session.<ref name=Expenditures/><ref name=Expenditures2/><ref name=Expenditures3/>
  
 
Martin Dean Dupalo, president of the Nevada Center for Public Ethics, wrote an op-ed piece in the ''Las Vegas Sun'' about the failed disclosures.  He described the situation as "a purposeful act of withholding mandated public information that was uncovered by a journalist—not reported as part of a broader discussion between legislators and the executive branch, or much less the public."<ref name=Expenditures/><ref name=Expenditures2/><ref name=Expenditures3/>
 
Martin Dean Dupalo, president of the Nevada Center for Public Ethics, wrote an op-ed piece in the ''Las Vegas Sun'' about the failed disclosures.  He described the situation as "a purposeful act of withholding mandated public information that was uncovered by a journalist—not reported as part of a broader discussion between legislators and the executive branch, or much less the public."<ref name=Expenditures/><ref name=Expenditures2/><ref name=Expenditures3/>
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::''See also: [[Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card]]''
 
::''See also: [[Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card]]''
 
{{NPRI writeup}}
 
{{NPRI writeup}}
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====2011====
 
====2011====
 
{{NPRI report card 2011|name=Flores|score=32.46|rank=47th}}
 
{{NPRI report card 2011|name=Flores|score=32.46|rank=47th}}
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Lucy + Flores + Nevada + Assembly'''"
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Lucy + Flores + Nevada + Assembly'''"
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://www.lucyflores.com/ Lucy Flores' official campaign website]
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* [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/28 Office website]
* [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Assembly/Current/Assembly/Flores.pdf House Site]
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* [http://www.lucyflores.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121900 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121900 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=121900 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=121900 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127319 2010],
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127319 2010]
* [http://redrock.co.clark.nv.us/candfile/ Candidates filed for election in 2010 in Nevada]
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Revision as of 22:01, 6 September 2013

Lucy Flores
LucyFlores.jpg
Nevada State Assembly, District 28
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
J.D.William S. Boyd School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lucy Flores is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 28. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. As of the 2013 session, Flores serves as Majority Assistant Deputy Whip.

Biography

Flores earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2010. Her professional experience includes working at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Operations and Elections, Vice Chair
Transportation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Flores served on the following committees:

Issues

Expenditure disclosure

In February 2012, Las Vegas Sun reporter Anjeanette Damon wrote a series of stories detailing the failure by several Democratic legislators to disclose how they spent portions of their campaign money to help pay for expenditures. Damon's first story described how three Assembly Democrats -- Debbie Smith, David Bobzien, and Lucy Flores -- failed to report the expenditure of campaign funds used to pay for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions. The legislators were instructed by the Assembly Democrats' lawyer that they did not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office.[1][2][3]

After Damon's initial report, Assembly Democrats Marcus Conklin, Richard Daly, Peggy Pierce, and Marilyn Dondero-Loop came forward to admit that they had also failed to report expenses after getting the same legal advice. The six lawmakers filed new expense reports that detailed nearly $45,000 in campaign funds that were spent on living expenses such as rent, electronics, house cleaning and supplies, groceries, lunches, and dinners. At the time, Nevada legislators were paid a $736/month housing allowance during a legislative session if they live more than 50 miles from Carson City. In addition, all legislatures received $154 per diem during a legislative session.[1][2][3]

Martin Dean Dupalo, president of the Nevada Center for Public Ethics, wrote an op-ed piece in the Las Vegas Sun about the failed disclosures. He described the situation as "a purposeful act of withholding mandated public information that was uncovered by a journalist—not reported as part of a broader discussion between legislators and the executive branch, or much less the public."[1][2][3]

Elections

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Flores ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 28. Flores defeated Abraham Camejo and Luis Alberto Rendon in the June 12 primary election and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

Nevada State Assembly, District 28 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLucy Flores Incumbent 73% 851
Abraham Camejo 22% 256
Luis Alberto Rendon 5.1% 59
Total Votes 1,166

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Flores won election to the Nevada House of Representatives, defeating James Cressman (R).

Nevada House of Representatives, District 28 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lucy Flores (D) 3,685
James Cressman (R) 800

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Flores is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Flores raised a total of $272,713 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[8]

Lucy Flores's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 28 Won $172,917
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 28 Won $99,796
Grand Total Raised $272,713

2012

Flores won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $172,917.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lucy Flores's campaign in 2012
Nevada Association Of Realtors$7,000
Nevada State Education Association$6,000
Clark County Education Association$4,500
Nevada Justice Association$4,500
Newmont Mining$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$172,917
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Flores won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $99,796.

Scorecards

Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

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".[9]

2011

Flores received a score of 32.46% in the 2011 report card, ranking 47th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[9]

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Preceded by
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Nevada State Assembly District 28
2011- present
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