Ellen and her husband Bill enjoy family time... with Ellen's family (2019), Ellen's great aunt at her 100th birthday (2018) and Bill's family (2017).
Ellen's signature legislation includes two bills that get women closer to equal pay and advocacy for reproductive rights. She's not done fighting.
Ellen authored the legislation that put marriage equality into Nevada law.
Another of Ellen's laws made it possible for many nursing moms to go back to work and have healthy families.
It also was Ellen's law that ensured Nevadans have health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.
President Obama recognized Ellen for her efforts, and Ellen is looking forward to working with the Biden administration.
Ellen views our community as her extended family. That's why she fights so hard for us and achieves results.
Ellen was raised in the small town of Jericho, NY. She has a degree in Consumer Economics from Cornell University and was an e-commerce pioneer. Among her many achievements: Ellen helped bring The Weather Channel online; developed the very first online store that let people purchase software and download it to their computers; and was instrumental in the development of Internet privacy and email marketing guidelines that protect consumers.
She served in the Nevada Assembly for five terms, and she was the first graduate of Emerge Nevada to be elected to public office.
Ellen owns a successful Nevada-based consulting firm with her husband Bill, to whom she has been married for 21 years. They have two cats, Hobbes and Shekel ("Shecky") and live in the Green Valley section of Henderson.
Ellen and Bill Spiegel at a Las Vegas Aces game in 2019.
Ellen has a record of standing up for our community's values: