“I once received a terrible test score that I dreaded telling my parents about. But my mom asked me only if I had tried my very best. She said that was all that mattered. Mom reassured me of her confidence I would learn the material and figure out how to do better on the next test.

My parents taught me to always try my very best. As judge, I will do my best every day for the people of Clark County.”

The McLeod Family

Alex and her two brothers were raised in Fairfield, California on Jelly Bellies, Nation’s Burgers, and 49ers football. Alex’s father, Dan, was in the U.S. Airforce and his later engineering career eventually led the family to relocate to Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia after Desert Storm. That move brought the family new experiences and all kinds of adventures – like traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East, and attending boarding schools.

In 2000, the McLeods bought their home in Las Vegas. And although Alex attended schools throughout the country, she made her way back to Southern Nevada to practice law and has now lived in Southern Nevada longer than anywhere else. When Alex is not working she still loves to travel, is an avid San Francisco 49ers fan, and volunteers as the children’s chorister in her local church.

Education

Alex has grown tremendously from her former years graduating from Choate Rosemary Hall, Diplomate Cum Laude, to now running for office in hopes of serving the Clark County community and making her mark in the Nevada justice system. Alex received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with honors from the American University in Washington, D.C. Having finished her undergraduate work in just three years, Alex returned to her native Northern California to study law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She distinguished herself as a published author in the McGeorge Law Review, and, later, as an editor of The Transnational Lawyer and a governing board member at the student-run Community Legal Services. Also while in law school, Alex served as an extern clerk to the Honorable Judge Roger Hunt of the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

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