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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Mark A. Manendo


Clark County Assembly

District No. 18

Community College of

Southern Nevada, Recruiter



Born:  1966; Erie, Pennsylvania.

Educated:  Chaparral High School, 1985; Area Technical Trade Center, 1985.  Clark County Community College, A.S., Resort Occupation, 1989; A.A., Hotel, Restaurant and Casino Management, 1990.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Basketball, volunteer activities, music, movies.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1995-2003—two special and five regular sessions; Assistant Majority Whip, 2001.  Only legislator to serve on five committees during 1995 Session:  Co-Vice Chairman, Assembly Committee on Economic Development and Tourism; Member:  Assembly Committees on Education, Judiciary, Labor and Management, and Taxation.  Vice Chairman, Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services, 1997.  Vice Chairman, Assembly Committee on Judiciary, 1999-2001; Member, Assembly Committee on Taxation, 1999; Member:  Assembly Committees on Education and Health and Human Services, 1997-2001; Chairman, Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Study Categories of Misdemeanors, 2001-2002; Member, Advisory Committee for a Veterans’ Cemetery in Southern Nevada; 2003 Session:  Chairman, Assembly Committee on Government Affairs; Member, Assembly Committees on Education and Transportation.


Affiliations:  Whitney Library Building Committee, 1994; Member, various Parent Teacher Associations in Clark County Assembly District No. 18; Head Start Partners Program; Paradise Democratic Club and past Board Member; Nevada Association of Manufactured Homeowners (NAMH); Seniors United, past Board Member; Board of Directors, Clark County Public Education Foundation; Board of Directors, Opportunity Village; Nevada Car Owners Association; Stop DUI; Veterans In Politics; Nevada Council of Senior Citizens; Neighborhood Watch Block Captain; Clark County PAYBAC Program; Co-founder/Board Member Southeast Valley Coalition of Concerned Citizens; CLASS! Publications Advisory Board and Board of Directors; Council Member, Family Link Resource Center; Nevada PEP-Community Advisory Board; Partnership for Homeless Youth–Instrumental in bringing the Safe Place Program to Nevada; Kierra Harrison Foundation for Child Safety, Board of Directors; Member, National American Notch Association.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Outstanding Grass Roots Democrat of the Year Award, Paradise Democratic Club, 1994; Veterans Advocate for Nevada, National Association for Uniform Services, 1994; Citizens Police Academy Graduate; Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteering for the Relief Effort of the Great Quake of 1994, Disaster Welfare Information Center, American Red Cross; HERO Award Recipient for Outstanding Legislative Support to NAMH, 1995 and 2001; Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living Appreciation-Handicapped Parking Program, 1998; Volunteer, School-Community Partnership Program-Recognition; Stop DUI Award, “Caring to Make a Difference,” 1997 and 2000.


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