Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Biography

John T. Stephens III
N.L.V. City Councilman Ward 2 A candidate for "Smart Growth"..."Easy Living"

I’m a native, born, raised and educated in Nevada. I have an A.A. in Social Science from Community College of Southern Nevada (formerly known as Clark County Community College). A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.A. and a M.A. in Political Science. I also completed two Congressional Internships for former Congressman James (Jim) Bilbray.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has been my place of employment for nearly 17 years and the position I currently hold is a reference assistant. As a library employee I’ve worked in Courier, Young People’s Library, Circulation, Readers Service, Programming and Special Events and served on the following committee assignments: Safety, Five Year Planning, Staff Day, Chili Cook-off and Union Contract.

I’m a former civilian employee for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and have participated in the police department’s successful goal to earn an national accreditation award for additional monies to fight crime. I worked as a former writer and photojournalist for the "Las Vegas Sentinel Voice Newspaper" and Vice-President and Public Relations Director of Black Extravaganza Productions. I serve as an advisor, consultant and public relations for documentaries "The Forgotten Battle of Fort Pillow", "Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray.", "Invisible Las Vegas" and "Native Americans of the Civil War".

I have traveled to the Legislature of the State of Nevada while in session the following years; 1991, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005. I’m also the father of two special needs daughters.

Some of my awards "Outstanding Academic Achievement Award", University of Nevada, Las Vegas (February 26, 1989 and February 25, 1990), honoree nominee for "Jean Ford Democracy Award", Office of the Secretary of State, Nevada, "Certificate of Appreciation", Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama, the "Sunshine Award", Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the"Certificate of Achievement", General Sales Drivers, Delivery Drivers and Helpers Local No.14, an affiliation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

I am a member of Teamster’s Local No. 14 ( Steward), (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) N.A.A.C.P., (Democratic National Committee) D.N.C., Friends of the Center, Southern Poverty Law Center and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

What is Smart Growth? Growth that is needed and welcomed by the community that it impacts. It’s a partnership of developers and neighborhoods working together to protect and enhance the quality of life which has made the city of North Las Vegas one of the fastest growing populations in the nation. What is Easy Living? My pledged support for major road projects, parks and recreation centers, schools, public works, code enforcement, water reclamation, a new hospital and the removal of graffiti.

3429 Mosaic St.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

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