Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the passing of former Clark County Commissioner and Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents member Thalia Dondero:
“Thalia Dondero was a kind, thoughtful and charitable woman, and Nevada is better off because of her and her family. As the first woman elected to the Clark County Commission, Thalia was a pioneer who opened doors of opportunity for countless Nevada women. Her strength and dedication to public service stood as an inspiration, and her family continues to epitomize those values to this very day.
“From her tireless work to improve education for Nevada students, to her vital role in expanding southern Nevada’s economic and recreational offerings, Thalia was a one-of-a-kind advocate for the Silver State and its residents. The impact of Thalia’s work will continue to be felt for generations to come.
“I offer my condolences to her family and join my fellow Nevadans in mourning her passing.”