Shelley Berkley began serving in the U.S. House of
Representatives in January, 1999. Shelley represents
constituents living in the First Congressional District of
Nevada, including residents of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas,
and unincorporated areas in Clark County. The District
annually records the largest population increase in the
Congresswoman has lived in Las Vegas for over four
decades. She has a deep sense of commitment to give back
to the community that opened the doors of opportunity for
her. She also has never forgotten that her family headed
west seeking a better life, and found it in Las Vegas.
Shelley completed junior high and high school in Las
Vegas, then went on to become the first member of her
family to attend college when she enrolled in UNLV.
Elected Student Body President, 1971-1972, she graduated
with honors and a B.A. in Political Science from UNLV in
1972. After earning her law degree at the University of
San Diego School of Law in 1976, Shelley returned to Las
Vegas to begin her career.
sworn in as a Member of Congress on January 6, 1999,
Congresswoman Berkley has successfully sought appointments
that enable her to meet the needs of Southern Nevada.