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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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