|Majority Leader of the Nevada Assembly|
|Assumed office |
November 9, 2016
|Preceded by||Paul Anderson|
|Member of the Nevada Assembly|
from the 27th district
|Assumed office |
February 7, 2011
|Preceded by||Sheila Leslie|
Teresa Francisca Benitez
July 25, 1978
Ventura, California, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (1998–present)|
|Education||University of Nevada, Reno (BA)|
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MSW)
Teresa Francisca Benitez-Thompson (born July 25, 1978) is an American politician, the Majority Floor Leader and a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, first elected February 7, 2011 to represent District 27. She was crowned Miss Nevada 2002 and placed third runner-up at the Miss America 2003 pageant.
- 2012 Benitez-Thompson was unopposed for the June 12, 2012 Democratic Primary and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 14,160 votes (57.76%) against Republican nominee Tom Taber, who had previously run for the Assembly in 1990.
- 2010 When Democratic Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie ran for Nevada Senate and left the House District 27 seat open, Benitez-Thompson won the June 8, 2010 Democratic Primary with 1,451 votes (55.92%), and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 6,951 votes (63.57%) against Republican nominee Gabe Jurado.
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- "Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson". Carson City, Nevada: Nevada Legislature. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "Teresa Benitez-Thompson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- Goldberg, Delen (January 12, 2012). "10 past Nevada pageant winners who have gained notoriety". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "Harry Reid, Richard Bryan lead the show at Washoe Democrats annual Virginia Demmler Honor Roll Dinner Thursday at Grand Sierra | Inside Nevada Politics". Blogs.rgj.com. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
- "2012 Official Statewide General Election Results November 6, 2012". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "2010 Official Statewide Primary Election Results June 8, 2010". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "2010 Official Statewide General Election Results November 2, 2010". Carson City, Nevada: Secretary of State of Nevada. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
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| Miss Nevada
| Majority Leader of the Nevada Assembly
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