Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 | 2 p.m.
Republican Donna Toussaint, Democrat Marilyn Loop and Independent Don Woolbright are all vying for the District 5 state assembly seat.
Toussaint has been a resident of Las Vegas since childhood. She attended the Pierce College in Woodland Hill, Calif., majoring in computer science. Toussaint wants to bring quality health care and better education to the district.
Loop, 57, currently works in sales for Pearson Publishing, a supplier of educational books and materials. Before that, she taught in Clark County elementary schools for more than 30 years.
As someone who has spent her life working with children, Loop wants to increase the protection of children and crack down on sexual predators. She also wants to make affordable health care in Nevada a priority and keep taxes low for workers and retirees.
Woolbright, who is running as an Independent, is a Persian Gulf veteran and has been a Las Vegas resident for the past eight years. Woolbright said as a businessman with experience, he hopes to remedy the Nevada budget crisis.