Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session
Assembly District No. 23
Born: 1961; Boulder City, Nevada.
Educated: Basic High School, Honors Graduate; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., Criminal Justice and Political Science.
Children: Nicole, Stephanie, Brian, Ashley, Rikki.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting, fishing, competitive sports, traveling, reading.
Legislative Service: Nevada Assembly, 1993-2001--five regular sessions. Member, Interim Finance Committee, 1993-94, 1997-2000; Democratic Floor Leader, 1995; Member, Legislative Commission, 1995-96, 1999-2000; Chairman, Legislative Commission, 1997-98; Majority Floor Leader, 1997-99; Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, 2001.
Affiliations: Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs; International Union of Police Associations; Henderson Democratic Club; Henderson Industrial Citizens Advisory Panel; Big Brothers-Big Sisters Chairmen's Council; Safe House Board Member; McCaw School of Mines Advisory Board.
Personal and Professional Achievements: Clark County District Attorney's Meritorious Award; Nevada State Attorney General's Silver State Citizen Award; past President, Henderson Police Officers' Association; Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs' Freshman Legislator of the Year Award, 1993; Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs' Legislative Award, 1995; Nevada Trial Lawyers Association "Excellence" Award, 1995; Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus Good Guy, 1996; Graduate of the 183rd Session, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy 1995; Member, Governor's Advisory Commission on Sentencing, 1996; Toll Fellow, 1997; American Swiss Foundation Young Leader, 1997; Leadership Las Vegas Graduate, 1998.