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Monday, April 27, 2015

Boyd Alumna Lucy Flores in Las Vegas Review-Journal

On April 24, Boyd alumna Lucy Flores '10 was featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal article "Will 4th District be Latino battleground?"

The article reads, "Two of the Latino community's starts -- incumbent state Sen. Ruben Kihuen and former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores -- have both declared their intent to seek the seat" in Congressional District 4.

The article continues, "Flores ... served two terms in the Assembly, working on legislation including a bill that allows victims of domestic violence to break their leases in order to escape an abusive relationship. She ran for lieutenant governor in 2014, ultimately losing to Mark Hutchison 59.4 percent to 33.6 percent. During that campaign, Flores highlighted her life story, how she was a young gang member, underwent an abortion and was headed for worse times until she turned her life around with the help of a probation officer. She later graduated from the University of Southern California, got elected to the Assembly and earned a law degree at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law."