My family, my community, my state and my country have always been the mainstay of my life.
As a young U.S. Marine, I was stationed at a nearby base and spent much time in Carson City where I met my wife Laurie. Upon finishing my tour of duty with the Marines, I settled in Carson City and soon started a family and a career.
Laurie and I owned our own business for many years. As the owners of three successful A&W Restaurants, we were very involved in community through participation in youth sports. Our restaurants were central to many activities.
As a former self-employed businessman, I understand the plight of business owners and the challenges they face daily in keeping their businesses running in spite of the myriad of seemingly anti-business laws that seem to be hampering those who hire employees, provide services and add to our quality of life that would otherwise not be available if there were no small businesses.
I have always wanted the best for my wife and three children. Throughout my career, I have served on a number of local boards and commissions allowing me to make a difference in my community. I am proud to have served as the Chairman of Youth Sports since in 1987 (InFocus Magazine) and still serve in that capacity today. Many of the sports fields our young champions today enjoy came about because of the commitment I had in growing youth sports and working with other leaders to make youth sports available for our families and championing the passage of Carson City’s landmark Question 18 initiative. Question 18
I have always believed a healthy community is paramount to a strong quality of life and have served in various capacities on committees and boards with Carson Tahoe Hospital. I recently ended my term as chairman of the board.
I am proud to have further served my community as a three-term elected supervisor. The mainstay of my elected career was to listen to my constituents. The need for an organized arts and culture committee was expressed. I assembled a group of like minded folks with the same passion and today, that committee is going strong.
Upon being termed out as a member of the Carson City Board of Supervisors, I ran for your State Assemblyman in 2009. I soon learned the ins and outs of state politics and further saw the need to be the voice of business and have consistently voted in favor of the business community and against unfair taxation at a time when the state is looking in every nook and cranny to find capital.
I am an experienced leader and welcome your continued support in a time when experienced leadership counts. Today, I am a grandfather of four and believe strongly that I can make a difference in their future and the future of your children and grandchildren by being elected to yet another term as your Assemblyman.
I am always available to discuss your concerns and listen to your ideas. We need to work together for a better Nevada and a prosperous community.
Nevada Assembly, 2011 (first elected November 2010)— one regular session.
President, Carson City Youth Sports Association, 1987-Present;
Carson City Chamber of Commerce, 1980-Present;
Carson Rotary Club, 1978-2010;
Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, 2007-2009;
Nevada Association of Counties, 2005-2007.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Carson City Board of Supervisors, 1998-2010;
Mayor pro Tem, Carson City, 2004-2006.
Trustee, Carson Tahoe Hospital, 1995-2011;
Chair, Carson Tahoe Healthcare System, 2010;
Land Use Planning Advisory Council, Division of State Lands, 2007-2010;
Vice Chair, Carson Water Subconservancy District, 1999-2010;
Nevada Commission on Aging, 2007-2009;
Makes various changes to the Airport Authority, etc.
Revises provisions concerning the imposition of certain reasonable restrictions or requirements relating to systems for obtaining wind energy.
Clarifies permissible use of proceeds of certain local sales and use taxes by Carson City.
No votes recorded.