Mom, wife, neighbor, friend.
Shondra moved to Las Vegas in 1990. In July of 1993, she took a life changing position as judicial assistant to the Honorable Addeliar D. Guy, III (deceased), Two weeks later, she was introduced to her husband, Karl Armstrong. They were married in October of 1994.
Shondra is the proud mother of three sons: Brandon, Dexter and Kieran. The same values of honesty, integrity and community that are important to Shondra and Karl have been instilled in their sons.
Since moving to Ward 5 in 1999, Shondra has been a member of the West Las Vegas Plan Team, a commissioner on the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, and a commissioner on the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board. She is a 22 year employee of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). She is also a member of SEIU local 1107 and Chief Steward at the RTC.
Woman of action
In September 2008, Shondra and Karl attended a meeting at Doolittle Community Center. They, like their neighbors and friends who attended the meeting, were curious as to why F Street was being closed. At the meeting, they met a woman named Trish Geran. Ms. Geran, a writer, teacher and activist, invited them to join a group of neighbors to petition the City of Las Vegas to stop the closure of this street. Soon thereafter, the Stop the F Street Closure, LLC, was born. This began Shondra's journey into activism. (Follow this link to learn more about the fight to reopen F Street)
Whether you agree with the cause to reopen F Street or not, one thing cannot be denied; Shondra will stand for and with her community. She is not afraid to speak truth to power.
It's time for Ward 5 to have leadership that will not be afraid to stand and work hard for our community.