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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Rural Nevada Senatorial
(Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander,
Lincoln, Pershing and White Pine
Counties, and portions of Nye County)

Born: 1935 – Tonasket, Washington.
Educated: California State Polytechnic College, San Luis Obispo, B.S., Agriculture Business Management.
Married: Sharon Packer.
Children: Shammy, Chandra.
Military: National Guard.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting, fishing, skiing, golfing.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1977-1981; Nevada Senate, 1985-2005—seven special and fourteen regular sessions. Majority Whip, 2003-2005. Member: Senate Committee on Finance, 2003-2005; Interim Finance Committee, 1979-1982, 1987-1990, 1992-1996, 1998-2005. Chairman, Senate Committee on Natural Resources, 1995-2005; Chairman, Legislative Committee on Public Lands, 1985-2005; Member, Legislative Commission, 1993-1994, 1999-2000; Chairman, Senate Committee on Taxation, 1993; Chairman, Senate Committee on Transportation, 1985.

Director, American Legislative Exchange Council; Member and Director, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association; National Cattlemen’s Association; Rotary Club; Member and Director, Nevada Taxpayers Association.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Past President, Elko County Fair Board; Past Member, Nevada State Grazing Board; Past Member, Bureau of Land Management District Grazing Board; Past Member, President Ronald Reagan’s Federalism Advisory Committee; Past President, Public Lands Council.

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