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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session



Washoe County Assembly

District No. 26

Attorney at Law



Born:  1948; Waterloo, Iowa.

Educated:  Parsons College, Iowa, B.A.; University of Iowa, M.A.; Nevada School of Law, Reno, J.D.

Children:  Jennifer, Elizabeth.

Military:  Nevada Army National Guard; United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Skiing, running, camping.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1983-2001--two special and ten regular sessions; Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1985-94, 1997-98; Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 1991, 1999; Co-Chairman, Assembly Committee on Judiciary, 1995.


Affiliations:  American Bar Association (ABA); Sections on Family Law and Environmental and Natural Resources Law, ABA; Nevada Bar Association (NBA); Section on Family Law, NBA; Washoe County Bar Association.  Member:  Reno Optimist Club, 1983-present; Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission, 1987-present; Community Advisory Board, Committee to Aid Abused Women, 1985-present; Board of Directors, Care and Share, Inc., 1992-present; Reno South Rotary, 1993-present.   Board Member, Nevada District Export Council, U.S. Department of Commerce.  Council of State Governments-West:  past Chairman, Economic Development International Trade Committee, 1991-92; Executive Committee, 1991-present; Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 1993-present.  Western Legislative Conference:  Chairman, 1994-present; Vice Chairman, 1991-92.  Council of State Governments:  Member, Executive Committee and Finance Committee, 1993-present; International Committee, 1995-present.  Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1995-present.  Member and Participant:  Volunteer Lawyers of Washoe County, 1991-present; Court Appointed Special Advocates, Second Judicial District Court.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Honor Graduate, Leadership Award, Nevada Military Academy, Class 23; completed three marathons, 1977-78; Member, State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice; Board of Directors, Children's Cabinet, Inc; Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 1993; Legislator of the Year, Nevada School Counselors Association, 1991; Award of Excellence, Nevada Trial Lawyers, 1995.

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