As a faculty member of the National Judicial College, Jill teaches courtroom management, collaborative decision-making and procedural fairness to judges from around the US and the world. As an Assemblywoman, her passion for students, small businesses and the safety of our communities have led her to sponsor critical legislation protecting children from abuse, cracking down on sex trafficking, and tackling mental health and substance abuse issues, among many other important bills that became law. She has also been active as a community volunteer with the Education Alliance, the Attorney General's Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow and FBI Citizen's Academy Graduate.
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication studies. She is also on the faculty of the National Judicial College where she teaches courtroom management, collaborative decision making and procedural fairness to judges from around the nation and the world.
She is currently finishing her third term as an Assemblywoman in the Nevada Legislature where she has served on the Education, Judiciary, Commerce and Labor and Ways and Means Committees. Her passion for students, small businesses and the safety of our communities have led her to sponsor and pass legislation protecting children from abuse, cracking down on sex trafficking, prioritizing Nevada businesses in state purchasing contracts, and tackling mental health and substance abuse issues in our communities.
Jill has given back to the community by serving on numerous boards and commissions over the years. She is currently an Education Alliance Board member, Vice Chair of the Attorney General’s Statewide Substance Use Response Working Group, Chair of the Northern Nevada Sex Trafficking Task Force, Living Stones Church Community Group Leader, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow and FBI Citizen’s Academy Graduate.
Jill and her husband, Par, have been joyfully married for 23 years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful college age daughters. They love to spend family time together with their two dogs, cook, run, hike, and fly fish.