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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session


Independent Democrat

Clark County Senatorial

District No. 3

Antiquarian Book Dealer/Insurance Broker




Born:  1942; Anaheim, California.

Educated:  Bishop Gorman High School; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), B.S., Business Administration, Accounting.

Married:  Mary Hausch.

Children:  James, Walter, Anna Maria.

Military:  United States Army Reserve, 1962.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Golf, book collecting, short wave radio, writing.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1983-85; Nevada Senate, 1987-2001--two special and ten regular sessions; Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1983-86 and 1991-2000; Alternate, Legislative Commission, 1987-93; Chair, Legislative Commission's Information Technology Subcommittee, 1999-2000; Member, Retirement and Benefits Committee, 1999-2000; Member, Advisory Council for Community Notification (Concerning Sex Offenders), 1999-2000.


Affiliations:  Nevada Commission on Sports; Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; UNLV Alumni Association; Federal Budget and Taxation Committee, Assembly on Federal Issues, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL); Committee on the Southern Border, Council of State Governments-West;  National Association of Latino Elected Officials; Booksellers Association of Southern Nevada.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  President, UNLV Alumni Association, 1974; President, Nevada Golf Association, 1973-74; Outstanding Young Man of America, 1974; Nevada Amateur Golf Champion, 1970; Meritorious Service Award, CSUN, UNLV; National Committeeman, Young Democrats of Nevada, 1977-78; Sports Column Award, Nevada State Press Association, 1980; Member, NCSL's Delegation to Costa Rica, 1985; Governing Board, Clark County Health Systems Agency, 1985-86; Citation, Nevada School Administrators Association, 1985; Alumni Adviser, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, UNLV, 1984-86; UNLV Outstanding Alumnus, 1988; Outstanding Hispanic Citizen,  Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, 1988; Board of Directors, Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, 1986-1998; Governor's Commission on Drinking and Driving, 1987-89; Nursing Care Task Force, 1988; Task Force on Regulation of HMOs, 1988-89; International Observer to 1990 Nicaraguan National Elections; Man-of-the-Year, Hispanic Business and Professional Women of Las Vegas, 1990; "Good Guy" Award, Nevada Women's Political Caucus, 1995.

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