Teresa Lowry was born and raised in Clark County and has dedicated her life to fighting for Nevada’s children and working families. Teresa is running for State Senate because she believes the people of District 20 deserve a legislator who will put protecting families ahead of their personal politics. Like her neighbors, Teresa understands the need for a strong representative in Carson City who will fight to bring jobs to Southern Nevada and improve our education system.
After graduating from Bishop Gorman High School, Teresa went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UNLV. She then became a social worker for the Division of Child and Family Services in Clark County where she investigated cases of child abuse. Her experiences as a social worker sparked a passion for serving her community and she knew she wanted to do more. Shortly after, Teresa earned her Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.
Early in her career, Teresa became a member of the Special Victims Unit where she prosecuted crimes against women and children. It was those experiences that inspired a lifelong dedication to fighting for Nevada’s most vulnerable citizens. Due to her hard work and commitment, she was eventually assigned as the Chief of the Juvenile Division.
In 2008, Teresa was appointed Assistant District Attorney. She currently oversees the Family Support Division located at the Child Support Center of Southern Nevada. Since taking control, Teresa has turned the Family Support Division into a stellar example of how to make government more efficient. In the past 5 years, they have increased child support collections from 45% to 62% and moved our national ranking from 54th to 36th.
Teresa has been married to her husband Jim for 10 years. Along with her brother, she raised her 18 year old nephew John since he was in second grade. He is now a senior at Bishop Gorman High School.