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WHY I'M RUNNING

As a lifelong native Nevadan and long-term resident of Assembly District 3 I understand the importance of electing legislators who will keep Nevada families in mind. I am excited to be a candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 3.

 

When my father immigrated to the United States, he worked tirelessly to learn a trade to provide for his family. Meanwhile, my mom went back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a public school teacher. My parents taught me that education takes many forms and it must be a priority for families and the state of Nevada. I became a teacher because I know that every child deserves a quality education so that they can fulfill their American dream.

 

In my classroom, I regularly speak with my students about their future after high school. My students are eager to be productive members of our community but are often limited by the skills they are given in the classroom. Additionally, students find it difficult to navigate higher education and trade schools to pursue the career of their dreams. As a Nevada legislator, I continue to be a strong voice for Nevada students and advocate for legislation that puts our students and their families first.

 

As a Nevada State Assemblywoman I have fought for legislation that will improve the quality of life for hardworking Nevada families. I have sponsored legislation that creates a more equitable education system, protects Nevada workers, and promotes economic opportunity. 

 

Nevadan deserves solution-oriented leadership that is responsive to issues our community faces. Now more than ever, I am committed to working with our community to improve our quality of life. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Selena Torres

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MEET SELENA

Selena Torres is an educator and was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Her father fled the Salvadoran civil war and her mother left Hawaii to pursue her career as a high school English teacher. Selena’s parents taught her the values of hard-work, education, and the importance of giving back to her community. Her parents’ eventually made Assembly District 3 their home because the diversity reflected that of their own family.


Selena is a product of Nevada’s public education. She attended Clark County School District for K-12, the College of Southern Nevada, and received her Bachelor’s in English Literature at the University of Nevada, Reno. In December 2019, Selena graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with her Masters in Education. 

 

Selena brings her passion to the classroom every single day as a High School teacher and is a proud member of the Nevada Education Association. As a legislator, she draws from her experience as a public school teacher to create a more equitable Nevada for all. 

Selena has sponsored legislation that has eliminated the barriers to professional and occupational licenses, creates a more equitable education system, and improves working conditions. 


During the 2021 Legislative session, Selena served as Vice Chair of the Assembly Government Affairs committee and as a member of the Assembly Education and Assembly legislative Operations and Elections. Additionally, she has served as a member of the Judiciary committee, Legislative Committee for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice, Interim Government Affairs, and various community boards and commissions. Selena is the Chair of the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus. 

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