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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Independent Democrat
Clark County Senatorial
District No. 10
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, 1983-1985; Nevada Senate, 1987-2005—seven special and twelve regular sessions; Chairman, Assembly Committee on Transportation, 1983; Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1983-1986 and 1991-2004; Alternate, Legislative Commission, 1987-1993; Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Finance, 1991; Chairman, Senate Committee on Taxation, 1991; Chairman, 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; Member, National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Delegation to Costa Rica, 1985; Chairman, Host Committee for Council of State Governments–West, 1993; Member, Host Committee for NCSL, 1998.

Nevada Commission on Sports; Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; UNLV Alumni Association; Federal Budget and Taxation Committee, Assembly on Federal Issues, 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, 1973-1974; Outstanding Young Man of America, 1974; Nevada Amateur Golf Champion, 1970; Meritorious Service Award, CSUN, UNLV; National Committeeman, Young Democrats of Nevada, 1977-1978; Sports Column Award, Nevada State Press Association, 1980; Governing Board, Clark County Health Systems Agency, 1985-1986; Citation, Nevada School Administrators Association, 1985; Alumni Adviser, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, UNLV, 1984-1986; 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, 1987-1989; Nursing Care Task Force, 1988; Task Force on Regulation of HMOs, 1988-1989; 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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