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
District: 7
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?

senator parks-smlI 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.

 

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