Representative Shelley Berkley


The honorable Shelley Berkley

Former Representative for Nevada’s First Congressional District

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley formerly represented Nevada’s First Congressional District from 1999 to 2012 as a Mem­ber of the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. A can­di­date for Sen­ate in 2012, she had a proven track record of help­ing the mid­dle class on issues that mat­ter the most: cre­at­ing jobs, keep­ing fam­i­lies from los­ing their homes, and increas­ing access to edu­ca­tion and health care.

After completing junior high and high school in Las Vegas, Congresswoman Berkley became the first member of her family to attend college when she enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV). Elected student body president her senior year, Congresswoman Berkley graduated with honors in 1972, earning a B.A. in Political Science. After earning her law degree in 1976 from the University of San Diego School of Law, Shelley returned to Las Vegas and began her professional career. She is a former member of the Nevada State Legislature and served as a Regent for the State’s University and Community College.

Representative Berkley attended a Meet & Greet at The Common Good on June 27th, 2011.

Twitter: @RepBerkley