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Legislative Experience

It is an honor and privilege to represent the residents of Senate District 8 in the Nevada Legislature.  I believe the legislative session experiences and the many committee assignments outlined below along with my business experience, has uniquely prepared me to successfully administer the office of the Secretary of State. 

Years in Assembly: 6 years

November 1996 - November 2002

Years in Senate: 12 years

November 2002 - Current

Leadership:

Minority Whip, 1997

Assembly Co-Assistant Minority Floor Leader, 1999.

Assembly Assistant Minority Floor Leader,2001

Senate Minority Whip, 2009

Senate Assistant Minority Leader, 2011

Legislative Commission:  2009

Interim Finance Committee (IFC):

(1997; 1999; 2001; 2003; 2005; 2007; 2011)

Assembly Committees:

Education (1997; 1999; 2001)

Transportation (1997; 1999; 2001)

Ways and Means (1997; 1999; 2001)

Senate Committees:

Education (2011; 2013)

Energy, Infrastructure and Transportation (2009)

Finance (2003; 2005; 2007; 2011)

Health and Education (2009)

Human Resources and Education (2005; 2007)

Human Resources and Facilities (2003)

Legislative Affairs and Operations (2003)

Legislative Operations and Elections
(Chair 2005 and 2007; Committee member 2009; 2011; 2013)

 

INTERIM COMMITTEES 

Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning Community Colleges, S.B. 391
(2013 - 2014)

Committee to Consult with the Director (1999–2002; 2001–2002)

Committee to Evaluate Higher Education Programs (A.B. 203) (2003–2004)

Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools
(2003–2004; 2005–2006; 2007–2008; 2009–2010)

Governance and Oversight of the System of K–12 Public Education (A.C.R. 2) (2009–2010)

Governor’s Council on Rehabilitation and Employment of People with Disabilities
(2002–2005, Governor’s Appointment)

IFC’s Subcommittee to Review Public Works Board Matters (2007–2008)

Implementation of Courts of Chancery in Nevada (A.C.R. 35) (2007–2008)

Legislative Commission’s National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Host Committee (1997–1998)

Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Investigate Regulation of Mortgage Investments (1997–1998)

Legislative Committee on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice (2009–2010)

Legislative Committee on Education (1999–2000; 2005–2006; 2007–2008)

Legislative Committee on Education Subcommittee on the Effectiveness of Career and Technical High Schools (A.B. 388) (2005–2006, Vice Chair)

Legislative Committee on Health Care (2003–2004)

Legislative Committee on Health Care Subcommittee to Study Current Challenges of Ensuring Adequate Health Care is Available to All Nevadans (S.B. 289) (2003–2004)

Legislative Committee on Health Care Subcommittee to Study Medical and Societal Costs and Impacts of Obesity (S.C.R. 13) (2003–2004)

Legislative Committee on Persons with Disabilities (2003–2004; 2005–2006, Chair)

P–16 Advisory Council (2007–2008, 2009–2010, 2011 to 2012, Chair) P–20W Advisory Council (2013 to Current, Chair)

Placement of Children in Foster Care (S.B. 356) (2007–2008)

Study Methods to Encourage Corporations and Other Business Entities to Organize and Conduct Business in this State (S.C.R. 19) (1999–2000)

State Planning Commission for the Construction, Design, Maintenance, and Repair of School Facilities (A.B. 353) (1997–1998)

 

NATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Legislative Education Task Force (ALEC) (1997-Current)

·         1997 – Current, Member;

·         1997-Current, Education Task Force;

·         2012-Current, Board member;

·         2012-Current, State Chair of Nevada;

 

CSG-West, Member 1996-2008 (Council of State Governments)

·         1997–1998, 2003–2007, Nevada Commissioner;

·         1999–2000, Vice Chair;

·         1999–2000, By-Laws Committee Member;

·         1999–2000, Elections Reform Task Force Member;

·         1999–2000, Strategic Planning Committee;

·         1999–2002, Future of Western Legislators Committee;

·         2000–2001, Nominating Committee, Vice Chair;

·         2001–2002, Executive Committee;

·         2003-2004, Health Capacity Task Force ;

·         2001–2007, Steering Committee;

·         2003–2004, Fiscal Affairs Committee, Trade and Transportation Committee and
          Western Legislative Futures Forum;

·         2003–2004, National Forum Committee, Co-Chair; 2006–2008, Finance
          Committee Member;

 

Education Commission of the States (ECS), (1997-Current)

·         1997-Current, Commissioner;

·         2000–2001, Vice Chair;

·         2006–2010, Finance Committee, Commissioner;

·         2011–2013, Finance Committee, Vice Chair and Commissioner;

·         2012 to Current, Steering Committee, Member;

·         2013 to Current, National Forum Planning Committee, Member;

 

National Conference of State Legislatures (1997-2008)

·         1997-1998, Education Committee;

·         1997-1998, Health Committee;

·         1997-2008, Assembly on Federal Issues (AFI), Vice Chair;

·         1997-2008, Education, Labor and Job Training Committee, Co-chair;

·         1999-2000, Elections Reform Task Force;

·         1999-2000, State Health Policy Leadership Forum Committee;

·         2001-2002,Assembly on Federal Issues (AFI), Education,
          Labor and Workforce Development Committee, Vice Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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