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WHEREAS, Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson has served with honor and distinction in the Nevada State Assembly since she was first elected to represent Assembly District 27 in 2011; and

WHEREAS, she became the first Latina Majority Leader of the State Assembly in 2016, and has served in that position for six years; and

WHEREAS, during her time as a member of the State Assembly and as Majority Leader she has led the effort on transformative policy and legislation; and

WHEREAS, she is a longtime Nevadan, a graduate of McQueen High School, and a proud descendent of Mexican immigrants; and

WHEREAS, Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson was also Miss Nevada in 2002, and third runner-up in the 2003 Miss America pageant; and

WHEREAS, Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson is also a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno, and she holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, she is a licensed social worker who has provided countless hours of dedicated and compassionate care to the people she serves; and

WHEREAS, she and her husband, Jeff Thompson, are the parents of four wonderful children; and

WHEREAS, 2022 will be her last year in the Nevada Legislature, completing 12 years of unsurpassed service; and

WHEREAS, on behalf of the residents of the State of Nevada, I thank and commend Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson for her many years of devoted and honorable service to our Silver State and wish her continued success in all of her future endeavors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 20, 2022, as a day in honor of


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of October, 2022

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