Nevada State Senator Bob Coffin Records of the Kathy Augustine Impeachment Trial (2004) contains exhibits, testimonies, witness lists, questions posed, computer forensic evidence, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and printed legislative materials. Also included are 21 DVD recordings of the trial.
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Nevada State Senator Bob Coffin Records of the Kathy Augustine Impeachment Trial (2004) contains exhibits, testimonies, witness lists, questions posed, computer forensic evidence, correspondence between Senators Care, Raggio and Coffin, and newspaper clippings and magazine articles given to Coffin by Michael J. Stewart, a research analyst. Also included are printed legislative materials and 21 DVD recordings of the trial.
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Biographical / Historical Note
Kathy Augustine worked in the Nevada legislature from 1993 to 2006. Augustine was born May 29, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. In California, Augustine received her Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College and her Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Augustine came to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1988 while working as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. In 1993, she won the assembly seat for District 12 running as a Republican and was part of the Nevada State Senate from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, Augustine was elected State Controller and she was the first woman to have the position. In 2004 Augustine was impeached for unethical campaigning in her 2002 re-election campaign, and Senator Bob Coffin served on the special session for the impeachment. Despite being impeached, she was allowed to remain in office as State Controller because her lawyers argued the crimes did not affect the people of Nevada, and were not enough to remove a state official from office. Augustine continued her to work as State Controller until 2006, when she was found unconscious in her Reno, Nevada home. She died four days later on July 11th, 2006. While initially her death seemed to be from natural causes, her husband was later convicted of her murder.
State Senator Bob Coffin Records of the Kathy Augustine Impeachment Trial, 2004. MS-00757. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 2007 by Bob Coffin; accession number 2007-01.
In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Joyce Moore rehoused and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.