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Shelley Berkley (Rochelle Levine Berkley)

Shelley Berkley, United States Representative from Nevada, lawyer. Recipient Clark County Mother of Year, 1994, Humane Legislator of Year award, American Humane Association, 2000, Medal of Merit, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, 2003, Outstanding Democratic of Year, Paradise Democratic Club.


  • Berkley, Shelley was born on January 20, 1951 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1972. Juris Doctor, University San Diego School Law, 1976.


    • Counsel Southwest Gas Corporation. Deputy director Nevada Commerce Department. Member Nevada State Assembly, 1982—1984.

      Vice chair board regents Nevada University and Community College Systems, 1990—1998. Vice president government and legal affairs Sands Hotel, 1996—1998. Member United States Congress from 1st Nevada district, since 1999, member ways and means committee and veterans' affairs committee.

      Board chair Nevada Hotel and Motel Association. National director American Hotel-Motel Association. Delegate White House Conference on Tourism.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Board trustees Sunrise-Columbia Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas. Member of Women's Democratic Club Clark County, Clark County Bar Association, United States Bar Association, Southern Nevada Association Women Attorneys, Nevada State Bar Association.


    • Married Lawrence Lehrner. 2 children.
    • spouse: Lawrence Lehrner
    Shelley Berkley
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    Born January 20, 1951
    (age 66)