Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 | 2:02 p.m.
The Clark County Commission filled a vacant Assembly seat with Lesley Cohen, a Henderson attorney who volunteers at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and with a pet adoption group.
The unanimous selection of Cohen came with the support of Assembly Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Assembly District 29 was left vacant when Assemblywoman April Mastroluca resigned her seat, citing personal reasons.
Cohen, who got her undergraduate degree from UNR and a law degree from Depaul University, moved with her family to Clark County in 1972.
She will serve on the Education, Judiciary, and Natural Resources committees in the 2013 legislative session, which begins in February.
After Cohen was appointed, commission Chairwoman Susan Brager asked if Cohen wanted to say anything. “You just won an election,” Brager said.
Cohen thanked the commission. “I look forward to meeting with all my constituents and getting up to Carson City,” she said.