Former Nevada State Assembly District 21
Ellen Barre Spiegel is the first Democrat to represent Henderson's Assembly District 21 in a generation. In addition, she is the first Democratic woman to ever represent Assembly District 21!
In 2008, Ellen's opponent spent over $100,000 trying to win the race, while she had raised only $11,000. But with the help of hundreds of supporters, including many independents and moderate Republicans, her campaign was a success.
Ellen's political activities have included hosting the first Planned Parenthood Choice Affair ever held in Nevada, co-founding and serving on the Board of the Henderson Democratic Club, co-chairing Jewish Nevadans for Kerry and numerous other activities. Ellen also has served as a Delegate to the Green Valley Ranch HOA Board and has taken active roles in her community and synagogue.
Ellen was one of ten people given the honor to testify in support of the Nevada Domestic Partnership Act during the Assembly Judiciary Committee in 2009.