A third generation Nevadan, born and raised in Las Vegas, Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison is a husband, father and grandfather, constitutional lawyer, and business owner. He has a strong sense of commitment and dedication to Nevada and is deeply honored to represent the Silver State.
Mark was raised in a modest blue-collar family and is the product of Nevada’s public education system. After he graduated from Bonanza High School Mark earned his business administration degree, Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Following law school Mark clerked for a judge on the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Indiana. Mark then worked for a national law firm until returning to Nevada and founding his own law firm in 1996 with his good friend, John Steffen. Today, Mark is the senior partner at Hutchison & Steffen, one of the largest law firms in the state, employing nearly one hundred Nevadans. Mark has been widely recognized by his peers and clients as a skilled an effective lawyer. As a result, Mark has been a key figure in some of Nevada’s most significant governmental disputes at the intersection of law and politics.
On November 4, 2014, Mark Hutchison was elected to serve as Nevada’s 34th Lieutenant Governor. Prior to running for lieutenant governor, Mark had a long history of public service. Mark served on the Nevada Commission on Ethics for six years, two of which he chaired the commission. Mark also had the pleasure of serving in the Nevada State Senate (Senate District 6) to which he was elected in 2012. In addition to his service in the public sector Mark served as a member of numerous non-profit and community organizations, some of which he is still active in today.
Mark was sworn in to office on January 5, 2015. As Lieutenant Governor, Mark is a member of Governor Brian Sandoval’s cabinet and serves as President of the State Senate. Mark is the Chairman of the Commission on Tourism, Vice-Chairman of the State Board of Transportation, a member of the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and a member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee. On November 17, 2015 Mark was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security and was later appointed to the Commission’s subcommittee on Cyber Security where he serves as Chairman. Mark also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Public Education Foundation and as Co-Chair of What’s Next Nevada?.
When not focused on his duties as Lieutenant Governor or at his law firm, Mark is focused on his family. Mark and his wife Cary have been married for thirty years and together they have six children and four grandchildren. Mark enjoys doing just about anything with his family and has spent many enjoyable years coaching the athletic teams of his children and their friends. When he can, Mark continues to help the football team at Palo Verde High School where his youngest son still plays. Mark and his family are also active in their church. During his limited free time, Mark enjoys running, collecting leatherback books, and writing.