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The Legislative material documents Flora Dungan's election campaigns and some of the issues she addressed as Assemblyman from Clark County during the 1963 Session, the 1964 Special Session, the 1967 Session, and the 1968 Special Session. The major issues covered in the papers include legislative reapportionment and Nevada State Prison reform, in which Dungan played a key role. With Dr. Clare Woodbury, she filed a lawsuit that led to a special session of the legislature in 1965. Although Dungan was not in office at this time, her files contain much material related to apportionment, including copies of court filings and her handwritten worksheets for various apportionment ratios, based on Legislative Counsel Bureau reports. The prison reform material includes the controversy that erupted in the Assembly when she announced her intention to visit the state prison and the subsequent attempt to remove her from her committee assignment. There was extensive press coverage of this controversy, reflected in the many newspaper clippings that document her efforts at prison reform.
Collection Name: Flora Dungan Papers
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