Sen. Bernice Mathews

Bernice Mathews

Office: Washoe County Senate District 1 including part of Reno and most of Sparks

Party: Democrat

Legislative assignments: assistant minority floor leader, member of Finance, and Legislative Operations and Elections committees

Office: 2107

Legislative phone: (775) 684-1433

Home phone: (775) 673-2086

Address: P.O. Box 7176

Reno, NV 89510-7176


Legislative service: elected Senate 1995-2010

Occupation: small business owner

Born: Nov. 12, 1933

Education: master's degree in administration of higher education, University of Nevada, Reno

Family: Children Arnold II, Anthony, Aileen, Barbara, Ruben, Clive, Allen (deceased)

Hobbies/Special Interests: fishing, reading, needlework

Other personal and professional achievements: former Reno city councilwoman, past chairwoman Reno Civil Service Commission, member of Nevada Women's Fund Advisory Board, Nevada Nurses Association and Commission for Women; co-chairwoman National League of Nursing Celebration of 30 years of ADN Education in Nevada, past member of Nevada Heart Association, State Board of Nursing, National League of Nursing, Nevada Mother of the Year in 1988, Businesswoman of the Year, Negro Business and Professional Women in 1992, Martin Luther King Commission award in 1993, Outstanding Service Award, Washoe County Airport Authority in 1994, Washoe County elementary school named for Bernice Martin Mathews


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