Allison Copening

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Allison Copening
Member of the Nevada Senate
from the 6th district
In office
Preceded by Bob Beers
Succeeded by Mark Hutchison
Personal details
Born Allison Mellot
(1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 53)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Occupation Businesswoman

Allison Copening (née Mellot; born July 4, 1964)[1] is a Democratic member of the Nevada Senate, representing Clark County District 6 (map) from 2009-13, defeating incumbent Bob Beers in 2008. She did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]

Early life[edit]

Allison Copening was born in Las Vegas.[1] She graduated from Bonanza High School in 1982, and she also attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies.[1]

Her parents are Harold and Jane Mellot, she has one older brother, Michael and one older sister, Gina.[citation needed]


Copening started her career in the field of broadcasting for nine years at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, KLAS TV.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She is a breast cancer survivor since 2005.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "About Allison Copening". Senator Allison Copening. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Democrat Copening won't seek re-election to state Senate seat". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 

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