Olivia Diaz

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Olivia Diaz
Member of the Las Vegas City Council from Ward 3
Assumed office
2019
Preceded by Bob Coffin
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 11th district
In office
November 3, 2010 – December 3, 2018
Preceded by Ruben Kihuen
Succeeded by Bea Duran
Personal details
Born1978 (age 41–42)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence North Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nova Southeastern University
Website oliviafornevada.com

Olivia Diaz (born 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is an American elementary school teacher and politician who served as a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly from 2011 until 2018 representing District 11. [1] Diaz is a member of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. [2]

Education

Diaz earned her BA in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her MS in bilingual education from Nova Southeastern University.

Elections

  • 2012 Diaz was unopposed for both the June 12, 2012 Democratic Primary and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 8,145 votes. [3]
  • 2010 When Democratic Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen ran for Nevada Senate and left the District 11 seat open, Diaz won the three-way June 8, 2010 Democratic Primary with 781 votes (83.44%), [4] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 3,162 votes (80.95%) against Republican nominee Von Brewer. [5]

On December 3, 2018. Diaz announced her intention to resign and seek election to Las Vegas City Council Ward 3. [6] Bea Duran of the Culinary Workers Union was appointed to fill her place. [7]

References

  1. ^ "Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz". Carson City, Nevada: Nevada Legislature. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Olivia Diaz's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "2012 Official Statewide General Election Results November 6, 2012". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "2010 Official Statewide Primary Election Results June 8, 2010". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 Official Statewide General Election Results November 2, 2010". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  6. ^ Diaz quits Nevada Assembly, will run for Las Vegas City Council
  7. ^ Jackson, Amanda. "Nevada becomes first state with majority female legislature" CNN.com December 19, 2018

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