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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Washoe County Senatorial
District No. 4
(Portions of Carson City and
Washoe County)
President and Board Member,
Northstar Investors, Inc.

Born: 1947 – Los Angeles, California.
Educated: San Francisco State University; University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), B.S. and M.Ed.
Married: Robyne.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Weight training, aerobics, golf, volunteer activities.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Senate, 1983-2005—seven special and twelve regular sessions; Co-Chairman, National Conference of State Legislatures’ Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Reno, 1988; Chairman, Council of State Governments’ National Task Force on Child Care; Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, 1987-1989, 1993-2005; Chairman, Legislative Commission, 1995-1997, 2003-2004.

Advisory Board, Committee to Aid Abused Women; Chairman, Nevada Jaycees Government Affairs, 1981-1982; Chairman, Coalition for Affordable Energy, 1980-present; National Council of Senior Citizens; Chairman, Washoe Association for Retarded Citizens; Adjunct Faculty, University of Nevada, Reno; Pi Delta Phi; UNR Special Programs Advisory Board; Senate Representative, Governor’s Commission on Excellence in Education, 1984; Chairman, 1989 International Winter Special Olympic Games; American Legislative Exchange Council; Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada; Teen View, Inc.; Nevada Business Week, Inc.; National Conference of Christians and Jews; Reno Host Lions Club; United Way of Northern Nevada; 2002 Presidential Appointee, New Freedom Initiative Commission on Mental Health Services; and 2003 appointee to Federal Communications Commission Intergovernmental Advisory Committee.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Outstanding Young Man of 1981, Reno Jaycees; National Jaycees Speak-up Award, 1982; “Legislator of Year” Social Workers Association, 1987 and 1998; Truckee Meadows Human Service Association 1997 “Politician of the Year”; Nevada State Medical Association 1998 “Nicholas J. Horn Award”; Nevada Humane Society 1999 “Legislator of the Year”; National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1999 “Distinguished Legislator”; Nevada State Psychological Association 2000 “Nevada Legislative Advocacy Award”; and Nevada Chiropractic Association 2000 “Honorary Chiropractor of the Year.”

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