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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session


JOSEPH (JOE) E. DINI, JR.

Democrat
Assembly District No. 38
(Lyon and Storey Counties and part of Carson City)
President, Dini's Lucky Club, Inc.



Born:  1929; Yerington, Nevada.
Educated:
  Yerington public schools, Nevada; University of Nevada, B.S. (1951)
Married:
  Mouryne Landing Dini.
Children:
  Jay, George, David, Michael.
Hobbies:
  Coin collecting.


Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1967-2001--four special and 18 regular sessions (longest Assembly service in Nevada history); Minority Leader, 1985.  Legislative Commission:  Alternate, 1969-71; Member, 1971-91; Vice Chairman, 1981-82, 1997-98; Chairman, 1982-83, 1993-94.  Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1985-2002; Speaker pro Tempore, 1973; Majority Floor Leader, 1975; Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, 1977, 1987-93, 1997-99 (most sessions as Speaker of the Assembly in Nevada history); Speaker Emeritus 2001; Co-Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, 1995; Chairman, Water Policy Committee, Western Legislative Conference, 1993-94, 1997-98, 1999-2000.

 Affiliations:  Yerington Rotary Club; Yerington Volunteer Fire Department; Lyon County Democratic Central Committee; Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission; past District Governor and Active Member, 20-30 Club; Hope Lodge No. 22, F. & A.M.; Kerak Temple Shrine; York Rite; Scottish Rite; Order of Eastern Star.

 Personal and Professional Achievements:  Outstanding Senior Advocate, Governor's Conference on Aging, 1994; Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity's Distinguished Alumnus, 1993; Yerington Kiwanis Club's Man of the Year, 1989; Distinguished Yerington High School Graduate, 1992; Western States Water Council, 1983, 1999; past President, Yerington Lions Club; past President, Mason Valley Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman, Mason Valley Swimming Pool District; past President, Yerington Rotary Club; Who's Who in America (Marquis); Outstanding Citizen Award, Nevada Education Association, 1973; Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, 1978; Friend of Education Award, Nevada State Education Association, 1986; Citizen of the Year, Nevada Judges Association, 1987; National Conference of State Legislatures' Dedicated and Valued Leadership, 1989; Excellence in Public Service Award, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 1990; Conservation Legislator of the Year, Nevada Wildlife Federation, 1991; Silver Plow Award, Nevada Farm Bureau, 1991; SIR Award, Associated General Contractors, 1994; Guardian of Small Business Award, NFIB, 1996; Appreciation Award, Nevada Emergency Preparedness Association, 1998; Special Recognition Award, Nevada State Firefighters Association, 1998; Friendship Medal of Diplomacy, Taiwan, 2000.


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