ASPEN INSTITUTE NAMES ASSEMBLYWOMAN LUCY FLORES AMONG NEW CLASS OF LEADERSHIP FELLOWS
LAS VEGAS – Assemblywoman Lucy Flores was named as one of 24 elected officials who have been selected as the newest members of the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowship Program for the nation’s most promising young political leaders.
“I am honored to have been chosen for the Rodel Fellowship Program, and am excited to get to work with some of the most talented elected officials from throughout the country,” said Assemblywoman Lucy Flores. “It is also exciting to have Nevada well represented in the program.”
Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer was also named as a Rodel leadership fellow.
The fellowship selects officials who have won recognition for their commitment to effective and principled bipartisan governance. "These are men and women who have forged records of excellence at all levels of American government," said former Congressman Mickey Edwards, the program's director. "All of them have been nominated for the fellowship by their peers and by political observers and community leaders who have singled them out as the best of the best of our emerging political leadership."
The Aspen Institute program was established in 2005 and today includes Fellows who have since gone on to serve as governors, members of Congress, high-ranking local and state officials, and members of the President's cabinet.
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April 4, 2013
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LUCY FLORES STATEMENT ON AB 230 TESTIMONY
Carson City, NV – Today, Assemblywoman Lucy Flores released the following statement regarding her testimony on AB 230:
“This week, I shared an extremely personal story about a difficult decision I made as a teenager to have an abortion. I shared that story because I felt it was relevant to the importance of sex education in Nevada schools, and my belief that our children need to be armed with good information in order to make good choices. While I am heartened, and deeply moved, by the support I have received from far and wide since my testimony, I want to ensure that we don’t lose focus on the real issue at hand. I don’t want the weight of a serious issue like abortion rights to overwhelm the purpose of this bill, which is meant to ensure that other young people are empowered with information that I simply didn’t have as a young person.
I maintain that educating our children is one of the most important things we can do as legislators, and that should include sex education. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass AB230. AB230 is an important piece of legislation that is sorely needed in our state. Nevada's young people need to have access to information in order to make informed choices, and hopefully avoid having to make difficult decisions as I had to.”
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Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas argues that if more nutrional information were available, consumers might make wiser choices when ordering from chain restaurants' menus.
To read the full article in the January 28, 2013 issue of Vegas Inc, please click here.
Assemblywoman Lucy Flores won Best Politician using Social Media to reach Latino(a)s on October 26th, 2012 at the LATISM Annual Conference in Houston, TX. For a list of all the LATISM winners, please click here.
Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores was unopposed in the general election after winning her Democratic primary by a wide margin, but that does not mean the attorney took the summer off from politicking.
To read the full November 27, 2012 article by the Las Vegas Sun please click here.
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June 12, 2012
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LUCY FLORES ADVANCES UNCONTESTED TO GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER AND VOWS TO CONTINUE REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY SHE GREW UP IN.
Las Vegas, NV -- After forging an aggressive re-election campaign for the District 28 Assembly seat, voters sent Lucy Flores onto the General Election in November. Flores won a three-way Democratic primary and goes into the next election, uncontested.
With all precincts reporting, Flores received 73% of the vote in a three-way primary.
Flores, who overwhelmingly was elected to the Assembly in 2010, was joined by supporters and volunteers on Tuesday and thanked them for their work on the campaign, “I want to thank each and every one of you for your hard work, dedication and commitment to our campaign and our promise to never stop working for the community in district 28”.
Flores stated she was honored to have won re-election from her constituents and vowed to use her district office as a way to keep connecting with the community while in Las Vegas and the legislature next session.
“As we move forward in the coming months and look to the next legislative session, our conversations about getting the community back to work, expanding educational opportunities and improving the life of all Nevadans, will be at the forefront of my work on behalf of district 28”.
Flores plans on getting out the vote for the General Election in November and the presidential re-election campaign, while working closely with her constituents in a recently opened district office.
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"The proficiency exam is incredibly difficult for some kids because it is not what we are teaching them." Flores said. "I want to replace it with end-of-course examinations on the material they have been taught."
To read the full November 26, 2012 article by the Las Vegas Review Journal please click here.
Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will introduce a bill to allow victims of domestic violence to break rental leases.
To read the full November 23, 2012 article by the Las Vegas Review Journal please click here.
"This last election saw an unprecedented number of women elected to office, yet Latinas continue to be underrepresented. What follows is an interview with Lucy Flores, who was re-elected Assemblywoman for District 28 in North Las Vegas, NV, and is the state’s first Latina assemblywoman. She talks to Elianne Ramos about the state of Latinas in politics and the need for more Hispanic women to run for office."
To read the full November 19, 2012 article by NBC Latino please click here.
"A freshman member of the Nevada state assembly, Flores, 33, put herself in the hospital campaigning in the desert heat this summer and now, as Election Day approaches, she remains surprised that showing up when she says she will and doing whatever she is asked are in such high demand in politics."
To read the full November 1, 2012 article by Michael Laris, Washington Post please click here.
Watch Assemblywoman Lucy Flores speak about the importance of re-electing President Obama here.
Originally aired on August 13, 2012.
Watch Assemblywoman Flores speak about Latinos for Obama call to action on Fox 5 KVVU-TV here.
Originally aired August 13, 2012.
"Democratic Assemblywoman Lucy Flores made the announcement, telling the group that success depends on mobilizing friends, family and neighbors."
To read the full August 13 article by CBS Las Vegas please click here.
La asambleísta Lucy Flores habla en Al Punto sobre por qué debemos de volver a elegir al Presidente Barack Obama. Para ver la entrevista del 29 de julio haga clic aquí.
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