Brooks’ replacement takes seat in Legislature
April 24, 2013
Steven Brooks' replacement was sworn in at the Nevada Legislature on Wednesday.
Tyrone Thompson was sworn in as the new Assemblyman for Nevada's Assembly District 17.
Thompson was appointed by the Clark County Commission to fill the previously vacant seat.
"I am excited to represent the people of District 17 and look forward to working with my colleagues in the legislature to build a better Nevada," said Thompson. "We have much to do in the next couple of weeks to move Nevada forward and I'm excited to get to work."
Thompson said his priorities were to listen to constituent's concerns, improve Nevada's education system, and bolstering economic climate. He will serve on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining, Health and Human Services, and Legislative Operations and Elections Committees.
"Assemblyman Thompson is a great addition to the Democratic caucus and the legislature as a whole," said Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. "Tyrone's life experiences make him uniquely qualified to serve the people of District 17 and I look forward to his contributions to the legislature this session."
Thompson is the Regional Initiatives Coordinator for the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition. His focus there is on preventing, addressing, and ending homelessness in Southern Nevada.
Meanwhile Brooks is facing charges in both California and Nevada after he allegedly threatened harm to the Assembly Speaker. On March 28, the day he was voted out of the Assembly, he was arrested for allegedly running from California authorities trying to conduct a traffic stop.