Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, longtime education advocate, dies suddenly after a brief illness.

May 6, 2019

Tyrone Thompson, a four-term Democratic assemblyman and longtime education advocate at the Nevada Legislature, passed away early Saturday morning while receiving emergency care at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He was 51.

Thompson, who chaired the Assembly Education Committee this session, was best known as a tireless advocate on education and homelessness issues. He sponsored several high-profile bills this session to establish a Nevada Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness and Housing, require schools to take a restorative justice approach before resorting to suspending or expelling a student, and repeal a mandatory retention provision in the Read by Grade 3 program.

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