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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Washoe County Senatorial
District No. 2
(Portions of Lyon, Storey and
Washoe Counties)

Born: 1956 – Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Educated: University of Nevada, Reno, Business Administration.
Married: Donna.
Children: Michelle, Jason, Angelise, Dennis Bartee; grandson, Elijah.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Sports, reading.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Senate, 1995-2005—five special and six regular sessions; Assistant Majority Whip, 1997-1999; Majority Whip, 2001. Chairman, Senate Committee on Human Resources and Education, 2005; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, 2003-2005. Chairman, Senate Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations, 2003.

Founder and Pastor, Center of Hope Christian Fellowship; American Council of Young Political Leaders; Washoe County Republican Central Committee; Board of Directors, Teen Challenge; Advisory Board, March of Dimes; Advisory Board, Crisis Pregnancy Center (Carson City).

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Past Member, Reno Citizens Policy Planning Advisory Commission. Coach, youth sports: Sparks Pop Warner Football, 1988-1994; Young Men’s Christian Association Youth Basketball, 1992. Adjutant, State Bishop’s Cabinet, COGIC; Member, Platform Committee, Washoe County Republican Central Committee, 1994; Outstanding Service Award, Families of Murder Victims and Stop DUI, 1995; Chairman, National Panel on Welfare Reform, American Legislative Exchange Council, 1996; Member, delegation to Israel, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1996; Recipient, “Frederick Douglass Award,” National Black Republican Roundtable, Nevada Chapter, 1996; Trainee, Washoe County Chaplaincy Ride-Along Program; Sparks Chamber of Commerce; National Parent of the Year, 1997, Parent’s Day Council, Washington Times Foundation; Sparks Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 1998; Sparks Rotary; Black Professional Men’s Association; State Chair, American Legislative Exchange Council, 2000; Toll Fellow Alumni, Council of State Governments.

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