Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson, D-Reno, returned to the Legislature on Monday, a week after she gave birth to a daughter, Sandra, who weighed seven pounds.
Benitez-Thompson said she plans to work through today , the deadline for passing bills out of their house of origin, before taking the rest of the week off. She will assume full-time duties next Monday.
Benitez-Thompson, a licensed social worker, is the chairwoman of the Assembly Government Affairs Committee.
Her husband, Jeff Thompson, is the weatherman for Channel 2 in Reno and a frequent weather writer for the Reno Gazette-Journal. The couple has two other children.
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