A native Nevadan, Dina Neal was born in North Las Vegas, Nevada. All of her siblings including herself went to elementary, middle and high school here in Clark County. She graduated from Chaparral High school. She is the fourth out of five children.
1891194_218449378349947_1805993941_nShe is a single mother of two children. She grew up in St. James Catholic Church along with her 3 sisters and one brother, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was a member until she left for college, now she is a member of New Antioch Christian Fellowship.
She was raised by her mother Estelle Neal, a dietitian, whom Dina lost in a long battle with breast cancer in 1997. Her father Joe Neal is still residing in North Las Vegas.
Dina’s parents were the bedrock of the moral values in which, she stands for today. Both of her parents believed that most battles worth fighting for are the fights, which are the toughest. Dina, at 15, started her first lesson of learning unrelenting commitment from her mother. Her mother had two battles with cancer, fighting each day to live the best life and to serve others. Her mother served St. James Catholic Church, maintained her own consulting business, and left a legacy of warmth, caring, and dedication to her friends and church. Her father did the same in his quest to serve the state with respect, integrity, honesty, and dignity.
Dina began her public service early in life. She spent her early days traveling to Carson City, to visit the legislature. She was always reading and analyzing even as child. She walked her fathers’ district and put up campaign signs year after year. She took a special interest in reading the law and eventually went to law school.
When she left for college she continued her public service and leadership, she immediately became Opinion Editor on Southern A&M University newspaper for three years. She became president of Pre-Law Association, Political Science Association, Pi sigma Alpha, plus reared her 6 month old daughter, and made the Deans List.
After her graduation she left and enrolled in Southern University Law School, so as not to uproot her family. She worked actively on Social Justice and Environmental issues in Louisiana. She worked part-time while in law school and went to school full-time and raised her family.11898796_10206376870833491_6067229507123098952_n Pci of mY  Dad and me
After graduating from law school, she decided she wanted to teach, to help the children in Clark County. She spent years teaching English, and being an Adjunct Professor at the College of Southern Nevada.
She got involved in local boards and community organizations, SNEC (Southern Nevada Economic Enterprise Board);Clark County Community Development Advisory Board; Assembly District Leader for 7; 2008 Democratic Caucus Chair for Precinct 4017; Clark County Democratic Party; NAACP Education Committee, Political Action, Legal Redress, and Economic Development.
Dina strongly believes in the success of working families; she is apart of that group, and she is determined to make sure that these families survive.
She is a person who believes in people, who wants to serve their best interests, not her own.

  • JD, Southern University Law Center
  • BA, Political Science, Southern University and A&M College

Caucuses/Legislative Committees
  • Caucus Chair, Precinct 4017
  • Presidential Caucus (2008)
  • Western Council of State Governments (CSG) – Economic Development Committee (2011-2013)
  • National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) – Education; Environmental Committee
  • Education Commissioner for State of Nevada (2011-2013)
  • Session Committees: Commerce and Labor; Government Affairs; Taxation (2015)

Nevada Assembly Committees
  • Southern Policy Chair for the Assembly Democratic Caucus (2015-2016)
  • Education (2011; 2013)
  • Government Affairs (2011; 2013;2015)
  • Taxation (2011; 2013, 2015)
  • Commerce and Labor (2015)

National/ Local Legislative Work
  • Policy Subcommittee Member- Labor, Justice Committee on Homeland Security (2016)
  • Committee Member, Labor, Justice Committee, National Council of State Legislators (2015-2016)
  • Vice Chair of Economics, Labor and Workforce, National Council of Black State Legislators (2014-2016)
  • Committee Chair, Legislative Southern Nevada Enterprise Community (2013-2016)
  • Committee Member, Alternate- Legislative Commission (2015-2016)
  • Member, Economic Development Committee, Council of State Governments (2011-2015)
  • Policy Advocate/Commissioner, Education Commissioner of  States (2011-2014)
  • Committee Member, Education and Environment Committee, National Council of State Legislators (2011-2014)
  • Chairwoman, Southern Economic Enterprise Board (2011-2013)

Recognition of Legislative Work
  • Educational Courage Award from Nevada for the Common Good- Coalition of 300 churches in Las Vegas (Oct. 2015)
  • PLAN of Nevada Recognition of Racial Equity Legislation for the State of Nevada (Jan. 2013)
  • Retail Business Association 3rd highest ranking for supporting business (Dec. 2013)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Kappa Xi Chapter, Citizen of the Year Award, for Outstanding Contributions to Society (Nov. 2013)
  • Clark County Commissioners recognition of advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurship (Oct. 2013)
  • Clark County Womens’ democratic club for outstanding contributions to the State and Community (Oct. 2013)
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Accommodation from Congresswoman Titus for Outstanding Service (Oct. 2013)
  • Nevada Minority Supplier Development Council/Affiliate to the National Minority Supplier Development Council certificate of Recognition for outstanding support of minority business (Aug. 2013)
  • 150 Outstanding women who have shaped Nevada Politics (Aug. 2013)
  • Certificate of Recognition from Governor Sandoval for contributions to small business and economy of Nevada (Mar. 2013)
  • Congressional Recognition from Congressman Heck for promoting women and business (Mar. 2013)
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce Recognition of Women in Business and Politics (Mar. 2013)
  • Girl Scouts Troop #645 Award for Outstanding contributions to the lives of young women (Aug. 2012)
  • Jeffrey Academic Center, Certificate of Appreciation for Education (Feb. 2012)
  • Clark County Women’s Democratic Club Recognition of the First African American Woman to be Elected into the State Assembly (Aug. 2011)