Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Lucy Flores

Lucy Flores is a former Assemblywoman and current candidate for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District. The daughter of immigrants, Lucy grew up in North Las Vegas. When Lucy was 9, her mother left, leaving Lucy to care for her siblings. Lucy fell in with the wrong crowd and slipped through the cracks, eventually ending up on juvenile parole and dropping out of school. But, through hard work and the investment of people who believed in her, she got her GED, enrolled in community college and earned her B.A. from USC. From there, she worked her way through Law School and ran for office to represent her community. Lucy doesn’t have the background of a typical politician, but she has experienced firsthand the difference an investment in people can make. Ensuring that every Nevadan has the opportunity to succeed is what inspired to run for Congress.