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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session



Clark County Senatorial

District No. 1

District Manager, Insurance Company




Born:  1955; Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Educated:  Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa; Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa.

Married:  Laurie B. Porter.

Children:  Nicole, Jon "Chris" Porter.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Music, skiing, golf, community and civic service.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Senate, 1995-2001--four regular sessions; Republican Majority Whip, 1997.  Chairman, Senate Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations, 1999-2001; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, 1999-2001; Member, Senate Committee on Government Affairs, 1995-2001; Member, Senate Committee on Transportation, 1995-1999.


Affiliations:  Former Chairman and Trustee, Las Vegas Events; Charter Board Member, Southern Nevada Water Authority; Board of Directors, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Board of Directors, Nevada League of Cities; Civilian Military Council, Nellis Air Force Base.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  "Outstanding Young Men of America," 1986; "Outstanding Men of Southern Nevada," Las Vegan, 1987; "Elected Official of the Year," Nevada League of Cities, 1988; "People to Watch in the '90s," Las Vegas Sun, 1990; Councilman, City of Boulder City, 1983-93; Mayor, City of Boulder City, 1987-91; Former Member, Clark County District Health Board; Recipient, 1998 Clark County School District's Exemplary Civic Leadership Award; Agent, Farmers Insurance Group, 1983-1988; District Manager, Farmers Insurance Group, 1988-2000; Clark County School District Leadership Award, 2000; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Leadership Award, 2000; Nevada Foster Care, Division of Child and Family Services Recognition Award, 2000.

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