MELANIE SCHEIBLE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR SENATE DISTRICT 9 AND RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

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March 7th, 2018

 MELANIE SCHEIBLE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR SENATE DISTRICT 9 AND RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

 LAS VEGAS – Today, Clark County Deputy District Attorney Melanie Scheible announced her candidacy for State Senate District 9 and has received the endorsement of the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus.   

 “I want to ensure every Nevadan has the same opportunities I had growing up here,” said Scheible.  “I am a product of Nevada’s K-12 education system.  I know the importance of investing more in our students and our public schools. We also must implement smart and forward looking economic policies that make it easier for all Nevadans to attend college, find good paying jobs, own homes, access quality healthcare, and thrive in our community.  These are issues that impact Nevada’s families every day. I want to be their voice.”

 

“Melanie is a dedicated public servant with a history of fighting for her community,” said Assistant Majority Leader and Senate Caucus Campaign Chair Kelvin Atkinson.  “In her time as a prosecutor, she has been fair and balanced. She has worked tirelessly to find justice for those who need it.  She will make an excellent legislator and will be a dedicated advocate for her community.  We are proud to endorse her in the race for Senate District 9.”  

 

Melanie grew up in Nevada and is a graduate of Reno High School.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with honors.  Upon graduation from Stanford, Melanie attended Columbia Law School, where she received her juris doctor, as a Public Interest Fellow. Melanie returned to Nevada to pursue a career in public service and began her work at Clark County DA’s office in 2016.  She was promoted from an Appeals Unit Law Clerk to a Deputy District Attorney in 2017.  

 

During law school, Melanie worked with Federal Administrative Law judges as a mediator in employment discrimination cases.  Before beginning her career at the prosecutor’s office, Melanie spent a summer doing pro-bono legal work in Uganda.  She is active in the Las Vegas community.  She volunteers locally to provide food to those in need and has previously served on the Steering Committee in Southern Nevada for the Human Rights Campaign. 

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