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Bonnie Bulla was appointed to the Nevada Appeals Court last year by Gov. Steve Sisolak. “I love the work, and I’m good at it,” Bulla says on her website.  

Bulla says she moved to Nevada in 1987 after attending law school at Arizona State University.  She served as Discovery Commissioner for Clark County District Courts from 2007 to 2019, where she refereed disputes among litigants in “virtually every area of law.”

She’s also served as a judge for a diversionary program for youthful offenders. 

Bulla says she handled “high profile, complex litigation” during 19 years in private practice.  

She’s being challenged by Susan Bush, a Deputy Chief Special Public Defender in Clark County, where she handles “the most complex criminal cases in Clark County,” according to her website.

Bush is a graduate of UNLV and the Boyd School of Law, and served as an extern for then-Clark County Judge Michael Cherry.  

She’s also served as a judicial law clerk in Las Vegas Justice Court. 

Bush says she’s worked for a large law firm and had her own practice, where she focused on family law, criminal law and personal injury claims.

She’s also served as a District Court arbitrator and is a member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics.

As of October 15, Bulla had raised just under $225,584 and had $52,299 on hand.  

Bush had raised $2,727 and had $1,658 on hand.  

 

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, a grandson, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.