WILLIAM J. RAGGIO
Washoe County Senatorial
District No. 3
Attorney at Law
Affiliations: State Bar of NV; Washoe Co. Bar Assn.; Amer. Judicature Society; Intl. Academy of Law & Science; Amer. Trial Lawyers Assn.; Adv. Bd., Salvation Army; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Alpha Delta; Elks; Republican St. Central Cmte.; Washoe Co. Republican Central Cmte.; Reno (Host) Lions Club; American Legion; Prospectors; Amer. Bd. of Criminal Lawyers, 1979-82; Director, Sierra Health Services; Partner, Jones Vargas, Reno/Las Vegas; Executive Advisory Board, E. L. Wiegand Foundation; American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Personal and Professional Achievements: U.S.: District Court--NV; Court of Appeals--9th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. Asst. DA, Washoe Co., 1952-58; DA, Washoe Co., 1958-70; House of Delegates, American Bar Assn., 1967-70; State Chairman, Junior Bar Conference, 1957-60. NV State DA Assn.: Pres., 1960-63; Secretary, 1959-60. Natl. DA's Assn.: Bd. of Directors, 1961-70; V.P., 1961-66; Pres., 1967-68; Hon. Life Member, 1970. Fellow, Amer. College of Trial Lawyers; Bd. of Trustees, Washoe Co. Community Action Program, 1964-67; Reno Bd. of Directors, Natl. Conference of Christians & Jews, 1966-70, 1983-87; Republican nominee, U.S. Senate, 1970; Republican nominee, Lt. Governor, 1974; "Young Man of the Year," Reno-Sparks Jr. Chamber of Commerce, 1959; Brotherhood Award, NCCJ, 1965; Distinguished Service Award, NV Council on Crime & Delinquency, 1970; Columbus Day Cmte., 1967; Truth in Action Award, World Assn. of Detectives, 1967; Fellows Award, Natl. Salvation Army; Honoree, Better Business Bureau of No. NV, 1971; Torch of Liberty Award, ADL of B'nai B'rith, 1985; Hon. Membership, Intl. Assn. of Firefighters, Local 731. ALEC: Bd. of Directors, 1983-present; Natl. Chairman, 1992-present. Criminal Law & Admin. of Justice Cmte., CSG; NV American Revolution Bicentennial Commission; Old College of Reno Bd. of Trustees; Law & Justice Cmte., NCSL; Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates; Master, Inns of Court. Citizen of Year, NV Judges Assn., 1987; BSA: National Distinguished Eagle Award, 1989; Eagle of the Year Award, 1988. NCSL Leaders Award, 1988; Honoree, Nevada Lung Assn., 1990; Hall of Fame, Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission, 1990; Excellence in Public Service, NTLA, 1990; Outstanding Graduate Award, Washoe Co. Teachers Assn.; Outstanding Prosecutor in the United States; SIR Award, Associated General Contractors of Northern Nevada, 1994; Senate Majority Leader of Year, National Republican Legislators Assn., 1995; Nevada Society of Respiratory Care, 1995; Honorary Membership, Legislative Conservationist of the Year, NV Wildlife Federation, 1996; Life Member, Friends of College of Education, UNR, 1996; Guardian of Small Business Award, NFIB, 1996; Landsman Assn. Award, S.F., 1996; Golden Hand Award, Natl. Assn. of the Deaf, 1997; Italian American of Year Award, Augustus Society, Las Vegas, 1997; No. NV Legislator of Year, NAIB, 1997; NV VAD Presidential Award, 1997; Silver Baron Honoree, American Cancer Society, 1998; Hispanics in Politics Award, Las Vegas, 1998; Grand Pioneer Award, No. NV Black Cultural Awareness Society, 1998; NV Prosecution Advisory Council Award, 1998; Who's Who in America, 1998; Alumnus of the Year Award, UNR, 1999; Raymond I. Smith "Civic Leader of the Year Award," 1999; TMCC College Foundation "Bible/Elston Educational Leadership Award," 1999; and the Junior Achievement Induction to "Business Leader Hall of Fame," 1999.