Erin Bilbray

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Erin Bilbray
Born Erin Kathleen Bilbray
1969 (age 44–45)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Occupation Politician
Political party
Democratic
Spouse(s) Noah Kohn
Children 2
Website
Official website

Erin Kathleen Bilbray (born 1969) is an American politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Personal life[edit]

Bilbray is the daughter of former Congressman James Bilbray, who represented Nevada from 1987 to 1995. Bilbray is also related to former California Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray. Bilbray is married to Las Vegas pediatrician and Community Spirit Award Winner Noah Kohn, who founded Clinics in Schools, which provides free healthcare to children.[1][2] Noah Kohn and Erin Bilbray have two daughters.

Career[edit]

Bilbray is a Democratic National Committeewoman.[3] In 2006, Bilbray founded Emerge Nevada, a group which trains women to run for public office. In this role, Bilbray worked as political director for Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, among other candidates.[4] Bilbray has also helped to found Southern Nevada Prom Closet, which provides prom dresses to teenagers who can't afford them. She has also worked with the American Diabetes Foundation and the Agassi Foundation.[5]

2014 Congressional candidacy[edit]

Bilbray declared her candidacy on July 1, 2013 in Nevada's 3rd congressional district, which is currently represented by Republican Joe Heck. Bilbray was endorsed by EMILY's List.[6] She has also been endorsed by Frank Kassela, a professional poker player and former congressional candidate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Noah Kohn". Las Vegas Sun. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Community Spirit Award Winner Honored -- Dr. Noah Kohn". 8 News Now. 8 June 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Ralston, Jon (9 January 2013). "Democratic national committeewoman exploring run against Rep. Joe Heck". Ralston Reports. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Myers, Laura (14 January 2013). "Political Eye: Players already lining up for Nevada's next election". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Tetreault, Steve (2 July 2013). "Erin Bilbray-Kohn announces run for Congress". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Urban, Peter (6 August 2013). "Bilbray gains EMILY's List endorsement for Congress". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 

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