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 (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 52)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Political party Democratic
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Occupation businesswoman
Religion Canyon Ridge Christian Church

Allison Copening (born July 4, 1964)[1] is a Democratic member of the Nevada Senate, representing Clark County District 6 (map) from 2009 to 2013, 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, Nevada.[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.


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 from 2005.

Copening attends the Canyon Ridge Christian Church.[1]


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

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