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|Name = Teresa Benitez-Thompson
 
|Name = Teresa Benitez-Thompson
 
|Profile picture = TeresaBenitezThompson.jpg
 
|Profile picture = TeresaBenitezThompson.jpg
|Position = Nevada State Assembly District 27
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|Position = Nevada State Assembly, District 27
 
|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
 
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|Profession = Social worker
 
|Profession = Social worker
 
|Religion =
 
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|Office website = http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Assembly/Current/Assembly/Kirner.pdf
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|Office website = http://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/27
 
|Campaign website =http://www.electteresa.com/
 
|Campaign website =http://www.electteresa.com/
 
|Personal website =
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Teresa Benitez-Thompson''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Nevada State Assembly]], representing the 27th District since 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Teresa Benitez-Thompson''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Nevada State Assembly]], representing District 27.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Benitez-Thompson's professional experience includes working as a hospice social worker and adoption social worker.
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==Biography==
 
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Benitez-Thompson earned her M.A. in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her professional experience includes working as a hospice social worker and adoption social worker.
Benitez-Thompson earned her M.A. in social work from the University of Michigan.
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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.<ref>[http://blogs.rgj.com/politics/2013/04/15/assemblywoman-benitez-thompson-gives-birth-with-8-weeks-to-go-in-legislature/ ''Reno Gazette-Journal'', "Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson gives birth, with 8 weeks to go in Legislature," April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Benitez-Thompson served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Benitez-Thompson served on the following committees:
  
 
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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=Benitez-Thompson|score=32.98|rank=38th}}
 
{{NPRI report card 2011|name=Benitez-Thompson|score=32.98|rank=38th}}
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==Personal==
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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.<ref>[http://blogs.rgj.com/politics/2013/04/15/assemblywoman-benitez-thompson-gives-birth-with-8-weeks-to-go-in-legislature/ ''Reno Gazette-Journal'', "Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson gives birth, with 8 weeks to go in Legislature," April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Teresa + Benitez-Thompson + Nevada + Assembly'''"
 
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:''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.electteresa.com/ Teresa Benitez-Thompson's official campaign website]
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* [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/27 Office website]
* [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Assembly/Current/Assembly/Kirner.pdf House Site]
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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20111119032428/http://www.electteresa.com/ November 19, 2011 snapshot of Benitez-Thompson's campaign website]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121895 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=121895 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=121895 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=121895 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127318 2010],
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127318 2010]
  
 
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Revision as of 21:55, 6 September 2013

Teresa Benitez-Thompson
TeresaBenitezThompson.jpg
Nevada State Assembly, District 27
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
Master'sUniversity of Michigan
Personal
ProfessionSocial worker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Teresa Benitez-Thompson is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 27. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Benitez-Thompson earned her M.A. in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her professional experience includes working as a hospice social worker and adoption social worker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Taxation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

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.[1][2][3][4]

Nevada State Assembly, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa Benitez-Thompson Incumbent 57.8% 14,160
     Republican Tom Taber 42.2% 10,356
Total Votes 24,516

2010

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)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D) 6,951
Gabe Jurado (R) 3,984

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Benitez-Thompson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Benitez-Thompson raised a total of $242,605 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[5]

Teresa Benitez-Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 27 Won $123,382
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 27 Won $119,223
Grand Total Raised $242,605

2012

Benitez-Thompson won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Benitez-Thompson raised a total of $123,382.

2010

Benitez-Thompson won election to the Nevada House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Benitez-Thompson raised a total of $119,223.

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".[6]

2011

Benitez-Thompson received a score of 32.98% in the 2011 report card, ranking 38th out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[6]

Personal

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.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sheila Leslie
Nevada State Assembly District 27
2011- present
Succeeded by
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