Senator Joseph (Joe) P. Hardy

Assistant Minority Leader
Party: Republican

Legislative Service

  • Assistant Minority Leader, 2019
  • President pro Tempore, 2015
  • Nevada Senate, 2010 -Present (first elected November 2010)
  • Minority Whip, 2013-2014
  • Minority Whip, 2007
  • Nevada Assembly, 2003-2010 (first elected November 2002)

Other Public Service

  • Major, United States Air Force
  • Member, Regents Ad Hoc Committee for Higher Education/Health, 2003-2004
  • Publicity Chairman: Walk for Development, Ayuda, and Meals on Wheels, 1968
  • French Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
  • Member Rapid Valley Water District Board of Directors, South Dakota
  • Vice President, Parent Teacher Assocation, Rapid Valley Elementary School, South Dakota
  • Charter Member, Boulder City Drug Abuse Council
  • President, Nevada Academy of Family Practice
  • Member, Clark County Health District Board of Directors
  • Vice President, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition
  • Member, Executive Committee, Boulder City Community Education Advisory Board
  • One World Ambassador Alliance, Humanitarian Project - El Salvador
  • Member, Nevada League of Cities Legislative Committee
  • Board of Directors, LDS Family Services (Adoption Agency)
  • Debt Management Commission, Clark County
  • Sunday School Teacher

Honors and Awards

  • Foundation for Recovery; Steve Sigman Award, 2017
  • American Conservative Union Foundation Excellence Award, 2017
  • Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership in Southern Nevada (HEALS) Award, 2014
  • University of Nevada, Reno; Medical School Preceptor
  • Harold Fickes Award, 2013
  • Nevada Family Physician of the Year; 1998, 2010


  • Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, Past President
  • Sparks High School Student Body President
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Nevada Family Physician of the Year, 1998, 2010
  • Clark County Medical Society
  • American Medical Society
  • American Legion, Post 31
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Southern Nevada Health District
  • Coalition for Improving and Expanding Nevada Health Care
  • Collegium Aesculapium
  • Las Vegas HEALS Board of Directors


  • Sparks High School
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, B.S.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Boulder City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore


  • Chief of Staff, Boulder City Hospital
  • Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice, and Board of Directors, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nevada
  • Physician, Associate Dean of Clinical Education
  • Touro University Nevada, Medical School


Occupation: Associate Professor, Touro University Nevada and Family Physician
Born: 1949 - Reno, Nevada
Spouse: Jill Sweningsen Hardy
Children: Joseph Paul Jr., Nicole, Emily, Leah, Spencer, Dane, Jack, Ryan
Grand Children: Twenty