Clark County Senatorial
District No. 6
Dentist/College Professor

Born:  November 2, 1940; Sandy, Utah.
 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), B.S.; Loma Linda University Dental School, D.D.S.; UNLV, M.A. in Physical Anthropology; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Certificate.
  Linda Downey Rawson.
  Blaine, Mark, Pamela, David, Kristi, Kenneth, Richard.
Hobbies/Special Interests:
  Photography, woodworking, water sports, winter sports, hiking/climbing.
Legislative Service:  Nevada Senate, 1985-99--one special and eight regular sessions; Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 1987-89, 1993-99; Senate Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 1991; Alternate, Legislative Commission, 1985-86; Interim Finance Committee, 1987-98; State Issues Committee, Assembly on the Legislature (AOL), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 1985-86; Vice Chairman, Health Committee, State-Federal Assembly, Science, Technology and Resource Planning Committee, AOL, NCSL; Health and Education Committee, Western Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments (CSG); Executive Committee, Education Commission of the States; Steering Committee, Reforming States Group, CSG; Chairman, Children, Families and Health Committee, Assembly of State Legislatures, NCSL; Nominating Committee, NCSL, 1996.

Affiliations:  American Board of Forensic Odontology; American Board of Oral Medicine; American Dental Association; Federation Dentaire International; Nevada State Dental Association; Clark County Dental Association; American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Parent Teachers Association; American Society of Forensic Odontology; American Legislative Exchange Council; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; American Association of Dental Schools; Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis; Fellow of International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Public Health Award, Nevada Public Health Association; Community Hero, National Conference of Christians and Jews; President, American Board of Forensic Odontology; Chairman, Odontology Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Chairman, Scientific Program, Odontology Section, American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, and Forensic Dentistry, Northwestern University School of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois; Full Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, UNLV; Adjunct Professor, Departments of Pathology and Family Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine; Visiting Faculty, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Editorial Review Board, Journal of the American Dental Association; Editorial Board, International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology; Recipient, Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America (BSA); Faculty Award of Merit, Clark County Community College; District Award of Merit, BSA; Award of Noteworthy Promise in Research, Loma Linda University; Distinguished Service Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy; Legislator of the Year, Nevada Association of Social Workers; Dentist of the Year, 1997.