1951 – Born on the 20th of January in New York City. Representative from Nevada.
1972 – She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and earned a degree in political science.
1976 – Entered the University of San Diego, graduating with a degree in Law.
1983-1985 – Served in the Nevada Assembly and was involved in civic affairs locally.
1990-1998 – Appointed Vice Chair of the Nevada University System Board of Regents.
– Was a member of the Nevada University and Community College System Board of Regents.
1998 – Served in the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans’ Affairs, and International Relations.
1999 – Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives.
– Elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses.