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Ellen Spiegel

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Preceded by  Cresent Hardy
Political party  Democratic
Education  Cornell University
Nationality  American
Role  American Politician

Succeeded by  Mark Sherwood
Name  Ellen Spiegel
Preceded by  Bob L. Beers
Spouse(s)  Bill Spiegel
Party  Democratic Party
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Residence  Henderson, Nevada, United States

Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel - Dist. 20 - CARSON CITY APRIL 2017

Ellen B. Spiegel, (born in 1962 in New York City, New York), is an American politician who is a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, first elected November 4, 2008 representing District 21 in Henderson, and since November 6, 2012 representing District 20, which is split between Henderson and unincorporated Clark County. Spiegel has lived in Henderson, Nevada's second-largest city, since 2001. Spiegel is a small-business owner, a Board member of Easter Seals Nevada, and the winner of awards from organizations including the March of Dimes, the Urban Chamber of Commerce, the Nevada Women's Lobby, and others. Spiegel was Assistant Majority Whip in the 79th Legislative Session (2017), and is one of fewer than twenty Democratic Party women to ever hold an Assembly leadership position in Nevada. She also is on the Board of Directors of the bipartisan National Association of Jewish Legislators, where she is Secretary, and chairs the bipartisan Nevada Jewish Legislative Council.


Ellen Spiegel Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel Dist 20 CARSON CITY APRIL 2017

Legislative Session Committees

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2017 Legislative Session: Ways & Means; Taxation; Transportation (Vice Chair) 2015 Legislative Session: Health & Human Services; Government Affairs; Transportation 2013 Legislative Session: Health & Human Services (Vice Chair); Judiciary; Transportation 2009 Legislative Session: Health & Human Services; Government Affairs; Transportation


Spiegel earned her BS in Consumer Economics and Public Policy from Cornell University.


  • 2016 Spiegel, an early supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, was challenged in the Democratic Primary by real estate attorney Darren Welsh, a Bernie Sanders supporter. Spiegel prevailed, garnering 76.98% of the vote to Welsh's 23.02%. Spiegel then defeated Republican Carol Linton, who also was her 2014 opponent, in the general election, winning this time by a margin of 13,548 (60.60%) to 8,807 (39.40%).
  • 2014 Spiegel was unopposed for the June 10, 2014 Democratic Primary, and won the November 4, 2014 General election with 5,664 votes (54.26%) against Republican nominee Carol Linton.
  • 2012 Redistricted to District 20, and with Republican Assemblyman Cresent Hardy redistricted to District 19, Spiegel won the three-way June 12, 2012 Democratic Primary with 52.75% of the vote, Nevada State Board of Education member Gloria Bonaventura came in second with 26.29%. Spiegel won the November 6, 2012 General election with 12,894 votes (61.07%) against Republican nominee Eric Mendoza.
  • 2010 Spiegel was unopposed for the June 8, 2010 Democratic Primary, but lost the November 2, 2010 General election to Republican nominee Mark Sherwood.
  • 2008 Challenging incumbent Republican Assemblyman Bob L. Beers for the District 21 seat, a seat that had a Republican-registration majority and had never been won by a Democratic woman, Spiegel was unopposed for the August 12, 2008 Democratic Primary, and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 10,719 votes (50.87%) against Republican nominee Jon Ozark, who had defeated Beers in the Republican Primary.
  • References

    Ellen Spiegel Wikipedia

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