|Nevada Government & Politics|
In 1990, just one day before the primary, on Labor Day, I was traveling on a small plane that crashed in Fallon, Nevada. I was very seriously injured in the accident. I broke my back and neck and was in a body cast for a long time and was paralyzed. I could not campaign, but was elected lieutenant governor in November. I served that four-year term but could not run again because of the injuries I’d suffered. I now teach classes in Political Science at UNR, and am a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission, which regulates the gambling industry.
We now have another elected
woman Lt. Governor but I look forward to the day when the people of Nevada
elect a woman as governor.
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