Veteran. Pastor. Mother. Legislator. LGBT. Doctorate. All these titles and more describe Pat Spearman.
Growing up in the Midwest in a blended family of thirteen siblings, Pat was embedded with values such as faith, compassion, and equality – principles which remain the cornerstone of her public service. As a teen, she was among the first to attend a racially integrated high school in the south.
Pat went on to spend nearly three decades serving our country in the United States Army. There, she experienced another first, becoming one of the earliest women to receive a Regular Army Commission after all female units were discontinued. Over her distinguished career she served as a Military Police Officer, worked at the Pentagon and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Since 2012, Pat has proudly represented nearly all of North Las Vegas in the Nevada State Senate. She most recently served as the Chief Majority Whip, Chair for the Committee on Commerce and Labor, and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services. During her time in the Senate, Spearman played a critical role in countless pieces of legislation strengthening LGBTQ rights, economic development, clean energy, veteran’s affairs, voting rights, equal rights, health care, mental health, criminal justice reform and victim’s rights.