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As a third-generation Nevadan and almost born at a UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball game, Shea truly understands that “Home Means Nevada.” Shea’s paternal great-grandparents traveled across country to Eureka, Nevada for employment in the early 1900s. This is where Shea’s grandmother, a former educator, was born. Shea’s maternal grandfather moved his family to Las Vegas in the 50s as he had secured employment at the Nevada Test Site. Most of Shea's family continue to call Nevada home.
Shea has had the benefit and continues to thrive from her public education from kindergarten through law school. Shea is a proud Clark High School graduate! Shea worked hard to earn an opportunity to study law at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, with an emphasis in Native American legal issues. In 2002, she interned for the U.S. Department of Justice.
After graduating from law school, Shea returned home to Las Vegas and started practicing law with her father. Shea is now a shareholder of a small business.
From her youth through the present, Shea believes part of our American experiment is being a good citizen. Shea has a long record of giving back to her community and others. From her youth, she volunteered at an at-risk elementary school. In law school, Shea oversaw the Volunteer Income Tax Association. Today, Shea provides pro bono legal representation to abused and neglected children.
From personal life experiences, Shea understands the importance of access to health care. With Shea’s parents and in-laws aging, Shea recognizes the need for community and families to support our aging population. This also includes the need to insure our seniors are safe from those desiring to take advantage of them.
Shea is excited to be running for reelection to continue serving Assembly District 37. Shea wants to fight the good fight: for Nevadan children so that they benefit from a solid education, for Nevadans to continue to thrive from economic growth and clean energy, and for Nevadans to have access to affordable preventative and diagnostic health care.
Shea’s interest in the Nevada legislature stems from her years of legal practice wherein she has had to utilize a majority of the Titles of the Nevada Revised Statutes, not to mention The Constitution of the State of Nevada. Shea took this experience to Carson City in 2019 and is proud of the bills that she sponsored and supported.
Shea lives with her husband Marc, an airline pilot and a member of the Independent Pilots Association, and their dog Vegas (17 year old Silky).