Senator Spotlight: David Parks, District 7
Every week the Senate Democratic Caucus will highlight one member on our blog. We want you to get the chance to know our senators a little better, to learn about the issues they’re passionate about, and to see what they’ll be working on during the 2015 Session.
Senator: David Parks
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV. David grew up in Boston, MA.
Senate Committees: Senate Finance, Government Affairs, and Natural Resources
When did you first run for office? What year did you first join the Nevada Senate? What inspired you to get into politics?
I was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1996 where I served for 12 years. After I completed my term in the Assembly, I was then first elected to the Nevada Senate in 2008 where I am in my second 4-year term. My involvement in public service for 30 years inspired me to run for office. I wanted to be able to serve the constituents of my district and give them a voice.
Tell us one fun or interesting fact about your district:
Senate District #7 is located in the southeast Las Vegas valley. It's home to the Las Vegas Wash and the Clark County Wetlands Park - the largest park in the Clark County park system.
What is something you hope to accomplish during the 2015 Legislative Session?
Since the 2001 Legislative Session, I have introduced and passed legislation that addresses the problem of bullying and cyber-bullying in our education system. This session, I will be bringing forward another anti-bullying bill.