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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Lorraine T. Hunt

Lieutenant Governor and

President of the Senate






Born:  1939; Niagara Falls, New York.

Educated:  Las Vegas High School; Westlake College of Music, Los Angeles, California.

Married:  Charles “Blackie” Hunt.

Children:  Ron Mancuso, Kevin Hunt, Jackie Sullivan.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Music and cultural arts.


Legislative Service:  Elected Lieutenant Governor, 1998; President of the Senate, 1999-2003.

Affiliations:  Community Board Member, Wells Fargo Bank Nevada; Honorary Director, Nevada Restaurant Association; past President, Nevada Test Site Development Corporation; Honorary Trustee, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children; Co-chair, Las Vegas World Cup, 2003; Honorary Member, Las Vegas Rotary Club; Honorary Member, The Entertainment Development Corporation; Japan-American Society of Nevada; Las Vegas Philharmonic; St. Rose Dominican Hospital Community Board; Executive Committee of the National Association of Lieutenant Governors.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Vice-Chair, Clark County Commission; Chair, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Nevada Development Authority Executive Committee; Chairman-elect, Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; Nevada Test Site Development Corporation; Commissioner and Vice Chairman, Nevada Commission on Tourism; Nevada Commission on Tourism—First Lifetime Achievement Award; Elected Delegate, White House Conference on Small Business; Nevada Motion Picture Commission; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition; Southern Nevada Strategic Planning Authority; Director, Nevada Hotel-Motel Association; Woman of the Year, Nevada Ballet Theater, 1998; Republican Woman of the Year 1996; Free Enterprise Award, 1993; Nevada Restaurateur of the Year, 1992; United States Small Business Advocate of the Year, 1989; First Governor’s Award for Excellence in Business—State of Nevada, 1987; Vice-Chair, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1999-present; Governor’s Cabinet, 1999-present; Executive Branch Audit Committee, 1999-present; Chair, Nevada Entrepreneurship Team.


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