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Preceded by  Sheila Leslie
Name  Teresa Benitez-Thompson
Nationality  American
Role  American Politician
Spouse(s)  Jeff Thompson
Party  Democratic Party
Children  3

Full Name  Teresa Francisca Benitez
Born  July 25, 1978 (age 37) Ventura, California, U.S. (1978-07-25)
Political party  Democratic (1998–present)
Alma mater  University of Michigan University of Nevada, Reno
Residence  Reno, Nevada, United States
Education  University of Michigan, University of Nevada, Reno

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Teresa Francisca Benitez-Thompson (born July 25, 1978) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly since February 7, 2011 representing District 27. She was crowned Miss Nevada 2002 and placed third runner-up at the Miss America 2003 pageant.


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On December 4, 2013, Benitez-Thompson was endorsed by Harry Reid and Richard Bryan for her re-election campaign in 2014.

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Benitez-Thompson earned her B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno and her master's degree in social work from the University of Michigan.


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  • 2012 Benitez-Thompson was unopposed for the June 12, 2012 Democratic Primary and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 14,160 votes (57.76%) against Republican nominee Tom Taber, who had previously run for the Assembly in 1990.
  • 2010 When Democratic Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie ran for Nevada Senate and left the House District 27 seat open, Benitez-Thompson won the June 8, 2010 Democratic Primary with 1,451 votes (55.92%), and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 6,951 votes (63.57%) against Republican nominee Gabe Jurado.
  • Personal life

    Benitez-Thompson is married to KOLO-TV chief meteorologist, former KRNV-DT chief meteorologist and former KTVN meteorologist Jeff Thompson and has 3 children.


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