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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Assembly
District No. 20
Family Physician

Born: 1949 – Reno, Nevada.
Educated: Sparks High School; University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, B.S.; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, School of Medicine, M.D.
Married: Jill Sweningsen Hardy.
Children: Joseph Paul Jr., Nicole, Emily, Leah, Spencer, Dane, Jack, Ryan.
Military: Major, United States Air Force.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, basketball, church activities.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 2003-2005—three special and two regular sessions.

Nevada Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Family Physicians; Clark County Medical Society; American Medical Association; American Legion, Post 31; Boy Scouts of America; Boulder City Chamber of Commerce; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine; Chief of Emergency Services, Boulder City Hospital; Boulder City Community Policing Committee.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Sparks High School Student Body President. Publicity Chairman: Walk for Development, Ayuda, and Meals on Wheels, 1968. French Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS); Rapid Valley Water District Board of Directors, South Dakota; Vice President, Parent Teacher Association, Rapid Valley Elementary School, South Dakota; Charter Member, Boulder City Drug Abuse Council; Chief of Staff, Boulder City Hospital; Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice, and Board of Directors, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nevada; President, Nevada Academy of Family Practice; Nevada Family Physician of the Year, 1998; Boulder City Councilman and Mayor pro Tempore; Clark County Health District Board of Directors; Vice President, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition; Executive Committee, Boulder City Community Education Advisory Board; One World Ambassador Alliance, Humanitarian Project–El Salvador; Nevada League of Cities Legislative Committee; Board of Directors, LDS Family Services (Adoption Agency); Debt Management Commission, Clark County.

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