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Sheila Louise Leslie

Sheila Louise Leslie, American state legislator. Named Woman of Distinction Soroptimist of Reno South, 1992, Woman of Achievement Nevada Women's Fund, Reno, 1993, Citizen of Year Nevada Association Social Workers, 1994; American Field Service scholar, 1973-1974.


  • Leslie, Sheila Louise was born on November 6, 1955 in Carmel, California, United States. Daughter of John T. and Julia (Gonser) Leslie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Spanish Language and Literature, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1977. Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature, University Nevada, Reno, 1979.


    • Food bank administrator Community Services Agency, Reno, 1981-1984, planning administrator, 1986. Acting executive director El Centro - Latin American Information Center, 1985-1986. Executive director Tahoe Human Services, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984-1986, Children's Cabinet, Reno, 1987-1993.

      Private practice human services consultant, since 1994. Member District 27 Nevada State Assembly, 1999—2010. Member Washoe 1 District Nevada State Senate, since 2010.

      Founding member board directors Gang Alternatives Partnership, Reno, 1991-1993. Board directors National Network of Runaway/Homeless Youth Services, Washington, 1992-1993, Justice Center Council on State Governments, Court Appointed Special Advocates Foundation. Chair Western States Youth Services Network, California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, 1992-1993.

      Member Nevada Family Academy, Reno, since 1993.


    • Editor: Nevada's Children: Our Most Precious Resource?, 1989. Host, co-producer: (public affairs shows) Station KOLO-Channel 8.


    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.


    Volunteer Peace Corps, Dominican Republic, 1979-1980. Board director Truckee Meadows Human Services Association, Reno. Chair Coalition for Future of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services, Reno.

    Member Guatemalan Judges Exchange, Reno. Advisory member Family Cabinet Inc., Las Vegas, 1992, Children's Cabinet at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, since 1992. Member advisory board Nevada Museum Art.

    Member advisory council Nevada Kids Count. Member Sierra Nevada Community Access television, Soroptimist of Truckee Meadows.



    Travel, backpacking, hiking.


    • Married Robert Fulkerson, January 19, 1985 (divorced). 1 child, Emma.
    • father: John T. Leslie
    • mother: Julia (Gonser) Leslie
    • spouse: Robert Fulkerson
    • child: Emma Leslie
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    Born November 6, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1977
      Sonoma State University
    • 1979
      University Nevada
    • 1981 - 1984
      Food bank administrator, Community Services Agency
      Reno, Nevada, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      executive, director Tahoe Human Services
      South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      acting executive, director El Centro - Latin American Information Center
    • 1987 - 1993
      executive, director Tahoe Human Services
      Reno, Nevada, United States
    • 1994
      private practice, human services consultant
    • 1999 - 2010
      member, District 27 Nevada State Assembly
    • 2010
      member, Washoe 1 District Nevada State Senate
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