From Nevada. For Nevada.

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.  Prior to her last year of law school, she interned for the Department of Justice.  This opportunity allowed her to assist in drafting congressional testimony and review proposed legislation.

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.  Shea walks the walk when it comes to ensuring that her employees earn a livable wage and have health insurance. 

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 and mentors new members of the Nevada bar.  Recently, Shea was recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for her pro bono services.


From personal life experiences, Shea understands the importance of public health care.  With Shea’s parents and in-laws aging, Shea recognizes the need for community and families to support our aging members of our community.  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 public office to ensure the good of all Nevadans.  Shea wants to 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 so that they 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 lives with her husband Marc, an airline pilot and a member of the Independent Pilots Association, and their dog Vegas.



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