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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Ronald (Ron) L. Knecht


Assembly District No. 40

(Portions of Carson City and Washoe County)

Economist and Engineer




Born:  1949; Belleville, Illinois.

Educated:  Stanford University, M.S., Engineering-Economic Systems; University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.; University of Illinois, B.A., LAS/Mathematics.

Married:  Kathryn (Kathy) Ann (Jensen) Knecht.

Children:  Karyn Rebecca Knecht.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Sports, as a participant; performing arts, as an observer; volunteer for Carson City schools, library, and senior citizens; baseball cards and coin collecting.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 2003—one regular session.


Affiliations: Board Member, Carson City Kiwanis; Associate, Carson City Chamber of Commerce; Chairman, Carson City Utilities Advisory Committee; Stanford University and University of Illinois Alumni Associations; Federalist Society; Nevada Republican Central Committee; Carson City Republican Central Committee; Associate, Carson City Republican Women.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Economist, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 2001-present; college instructor; registered Professional Mechanical Engineer since 1986; 15‑plus years as a professional and executive (from Senior Economist to President and Chairman) with six firms; Board Member for two firms and two public interest groups; 15 years as a professional, manager, and consultant in public service for state, local, and university agencies; testified nearly 100 times as an expert witness in over 25 regulatory, legislative, and civil court proceedings on a wide range of economic, technical, legal, and public policy matters.


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