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Assemblywoman Neal's Biography

Assembly District 7, Nevada
Bachelors in Political Science
J.D., Juris Doctorate
Graduated from Southern University Law School
Currently a Professor at Nevada State College

Years in Assembly:
November 2010 to Current
Assembly Committees:
Chair of Taxation (2017-2020) Member of Taxation (2011-2020)
Ways and Means (2019-2020)
Ways Subcommitee Public Safety Chair (2019-2020)
Vice Chair of Government Affairs (2017-2018) Member of Government Affairs (2011-2018)
Commerce and Labor (2015-2019)
Education (2011-2013)
Transportation (2011-2013)

Legislative Work

Impacting communities beyond district 7.

2019- 2020 Nevada Delegate to National Streamline Sales Governing Board of State and Local Tax Policy

2018-2019- Committee Member, Task Force on State and Local Taxation, National Conference of State Legislatures

2017-2019 Member of the Board of Directors and Parliamentarian for Nobel Women ( National Organization of Black Elected Women)

2016-2019 Regional XII Chair (over 10 states) for National Council of Black State Legislators

2014- 2018 Vice Chair of Labor and Workforce, National Council of Black State Legislators

2015-2019 Committee Member, Labor and Workforce Committee, National Council of State Legislators

2011- 2014 Policy Advocate/Commissioner, Education Commissioner of States -

2011-2015, 2017- 2018 Committee Member, Education and Economic Development Committee, Council of State Governments

2015-2016 Committee Member, Alternate- Legislative Commission

2013-2018 Committee Chair, Legislative Southern Nevada Enterprise Community

2011- 2014 Policy Advocate/Commissioner, Education Commissioner of States -

2011-2015, 2017- 2018 Committee Member, Education and Economic Development Committee, Council of State Governments

2011-2014 Committee Member, Education and Environment Committee, National Council of State Legislators

2011-2014 Committee Member, Education and Environment Committee, National Council of State Legislators

Recognition of Legislative Work

  •  September 2019, Rural Jobs Coalition- 2019 Legislator of the Year Award
  • October 2018, Nevada Minority Health Award, for Making a Community Impact in Health
  • October 2017, Cancer Policy Champion, American Cancer Society
  • December 2016, National Bar Association- “Women’s Lawyer Division” Legislator of the Year Award
  • October 2015, Educational Courage Award from Nevada for the Common Good- Coalition of 300 churches in Las Vegas
  • January 2013, PLAN of Nevada Recognition of Racial Equity Legislation for the State of Nevada
  • December 2013, Retail Business Association 3rd highest ranking for supporting business
  • November 2013, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, Kappa Xi Chapter, Citizen of the Year Award, for Outstanding Contributions to Society
  • October 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
  • October 2013, Certificate of Special Congressional Accommodation from Congresswoman Titus for Outstanding Service
  • August 2013, Nevada Minority Supplier Development Council/Affiliate to the National Minority Supplier Development Council certificate of Recognition for outstanding support of minority business
  • August 2013, 150 Outstanding women who have shaped Nevada Politics
  • March 2013, Certificate of Recognition from Governor Sandoval for contributions to small business and economy of Nevada.
  • March 2013, Congressional Recognition from Congressman Heck for promoting women and business
  • March 2013, Urban Chamber of Commerce Recognition of Women in Business and Politics
  • August of 2012, Girl Scouts Troop #645 Award for Outstanding contributions to the lives of young women
  • February 2012, Jeffrey Academic Center, Certificate of Appreciation for Education
  • August 2011, Clark County Women’s Democratic Club Recognition of the First African American Woman to be Elected into the State Assembly