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Teresa Benitez-Thompson

Since I was a young woman I have been passionate about working with families, and I have consistently advocated for their needs. I have worked with low-income families, foster and adoptive families, and in my current position as a hospice social worker I have worked with families who have a member facing a terminal diagnosis.


Working with families in Nevada has taught me many things. Most important, I have learned that Nevada’s families are struggling. They are struggling financially, and they are constantly worrying about losing their jobs. They are attempting to deal with high medical costs, having to make tough decisions, having to choose between quality care and affordable care. They worry about their children’s educational well-being, and they want to send their kids to college.


So many of Nevada’s families remind me of my own: hard-working families, constantly faced with hopes and challenges. My own family has struggled and triumphed, and I feel compelled to take my advocacy to the next level, to do all I can to help and protect Nevada’s families.

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My Issues

I am passionate about the future of our State.  Here are some areas I have worked in during previous legislative sessions:

-Education
-Jobs & Energy
-Government Spending and Efficiency

Click HERE to see a full list of the issues and bills that I have worked on.

Contact Teresa

I entered public service to be an advocate for my community. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 775-247-7665 if you need assistance resolving issues surrounding foreclosures, government regulations or social service and community needs.