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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Tom Collins


Clark County Assembly

District No. 1

Journeyman Lineman,

Electrical Contractor



Born:  1950; San Francisco, California.

Educated:  Western High School, Las Vegas; Midwestern and Texas Tech Universities, Texas; Clark County Community College; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; PSI graduate, IBEW; Nevada Power Company Apprentice Program.

Married:  Kathleen (Kathy) Jean Jacobson Collins (35 years).

Children:  C.W. Tom Collins III and wife Sara (Shrader) Collins; Jennifer K. Collins Wells and husband Brad; grandchildren:  Johnny, Weslee, and Shaylee Wells; Emma and Paul Collins.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Rodeo, gardening, politics, ranching.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1993, 1997-2003—two special and five regular sessions.


Affiliations:  Nevada Contractors Association; National Senior Pro Rodeo Association; Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association; Nevada Horse Council; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Floyd Lamb/Tule Springs Preservation Committee.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Seven-year member and past Chairman, North Las Vegas Planning Commission; Chairman, Regional Transportation Citizens Advisory Committee; many years dedicated to coaching youth sports and volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America as Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor; finalist in bareback riding, National Senior Pro Rodeo Finals, Reno, 1994 and 1995; developed and runs a small business, with wife Kathy, Collins Power Services.


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