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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Senatorial
District No. 9
Safety and Loss Prevention Expert for
Public Transit Systems; Realtor

Born: 1961 – Las Vegas, Nevada.
Educated: E. D. Clark High School; Southern Nevada Community College, Paramedic Program; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Health Care Administration.
Married: Kim.
Children: Joseph, Ryan, Carson.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing bagpipes, ice hockey, fishing, hunting, lobster diving, coaching youth hockey and soccer.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Assembly, 1995-2001; Nevada Senate, 2003-2005—five special and six regular sessions. Minority Whip, 1999. Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 2005. Co-Chairman, Assembly Committee on Labor and Management, 1995. Member: Assembly Committees on Government Affairs, Health and Human Services, 1995-1997; Commerce and Labor, Transportation, 1995-2001; Judiciary, 1997-2001. Chairman, Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, 2005. Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Transportation, 2003. Member: Senate Committees on Human Resources and Facilities, Judiciary, 2003; Human Resources and Education, 2005; Judiciary, 2005. Member, Legislative Commission, 1998-2001. Member, Legislative Committee on Workers’ Compensation, 1995-1998.

Board of Directors (past), Las Vegas Leadership Alumni Association; Las Vegas Chamber Youth Leadership Program; Clark County School District Paybac Program; Boy Scouts Marketing Research Committee; Honor Student Advisory Program, UNLV; American Society of Safety Engineers. Chair, Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation and Safety, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC); Chair, Economic Development and Commerce Task Force, ALEC. Federal Issues Committee on Transportation, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL); Industrial Safety and First Aid Subcommittee, American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM); Assembly Republican Caucus Minority Whip, Clark County Republican Party Central Committee; USA Hockey—District Risk Manager; Member, Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors; Governor appointments: State Emergency Response Commission and Homeland Security Commission.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
National Paramedic of the Year, 1991; Scholarship Recipient, Study of International Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1992; Delegate to the People’s Republic of China, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1998; Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Accredited Through the “Board of Certified Safety Professionals and the American Industrial Hygiene Association”; nominated by Nevada’s Congressional Delegation and interviewed by the White House for the position of the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); offered position with the Bush Administration as Director of White House Intergovernmental Relations.

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