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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session



Clark County Senatorial

District No. 2





Born:  1932; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Educated:  Youngstown College, Civil Engineering; National Academy of Code Administrators, Professional Code Administrator.

Married:  Sharon Van Allen.

Children:  Thomas, Robin, Diane, James, Cindy.

Military:  United States Marine Corps.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Football, hunting, fishing.

Legislative Service: Nevada Senate, 1985-2001--one special and nine regular sessions.  Legislative Commission:  Member, 1989-91; Vice Chairman, 1991-93.  Member, State-Local Relations Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures; Senate Majority Whip, 1991.


Affiliations:  Life Member, Disabled American War Vets, CONVO; past President, North Las Vegas Lions Club; President, North Las Vegas Luncheon Optimist Club; past Vice President and President, Southern Nevada Chapter, International Conference of Building Officials; past Century Member, Boy Scouts of America; Marine Corps League; North Las Vegas Township Democratic Club; past Member, Western States Water Policy Committee.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  National Certification, Professional Code Administrator; Lion of the Year Award, North Las Vegas Lions Club, 1996; Award for Legislative Assistance, Clark County Law Library, 1995; Democratic nominee, Nevada State Treasurer, 1990.

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