Ex-Nevada AG hires on with Clinton | NevadaAppeal.com

Ex-Nevada AG hires on with Clinton

Associated Press

Former Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, who passed up a bid to become the state’s first woman governor, is joining Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the nation’s first woman president.

The Clinton campaign said Monday that Del Papa, a popular Democrat with a lengthy public service career, will head its Northern Nevada steering committee, overseeing strategy and serving as an adviser to the statewide campaign.

“Frankie Sue has a long history of breaking barriers and serving the people of Nevada,” Clinton said in a statement. “I am honored that she will be heading up our campaign efforts in Northern Nevada.”

Del Papa was the first woman to be elected the state’s attorney general, winning the office three times and serving from 1990 to 2002. Before that, she was secretary of state from 1986 to 1990, and also won a seat as a university regent in 1980.

Despite high name recognition as a result of her long public service career, Del Papa backed out of a 1998 bid for governor and also passed up on a 2000 bid for U.S. Senate.