Diana Orrock was elected to the Republican National Committee as the National Committeewoman for Nevada in 2012. Diana is married, has 3 grown children, and is a 50-year resident of Las Vegas, NV. She has been involved in Nevada politics for almost 20 years. Orrock has served as an executive board member of the Clark County Republican Party, a central committee member of the Nevada Republican Party, and has volunteered on political campaigns at both the local, state, and federal levels. She was the first female criminalist hired by the LVMPD, has worked as a toxicologist and a Pediatric R.N., and she earned her two B.S. degrees from UNLV.
Brian Sandoval was sworn in as governor of Nevada on January 3, 2011. Prior to becoming governor, Sandoval served as district judge for the District of Nevada. He was appointed to the post by President George W. Bush in October 2005, becoming the state’s first Hispanic federal judge. He also served as Nevada’s attorney general from 2003-2005 and was the chairman and a member of several state boards and commissions, including the Nevada Boards of Pardons, Prisons, Transportation, and Examiners, the Cyber-Crime Task Force, the Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys. Prior to his election as attorney general, Sandoval served as a member and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and, from 1998 to 2001, was as Nevada's at-large member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board. Prior to the TRPA and Gaming Commission appointments, Sandoval served two terms in the Nevada legislature where he served on the Judiciary, Taxation and Natural Resources Committees and sponsored 14 bills that became law. Sandoval has also worked as a practicing attorney, where he engaged in litigation, administrative and adoption matters. Sandoval and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.
HELLER, Dean, a Senator and a Representative from Nevada; born in Castro Valley, Alameda County, Calif., May 10, 1960; graduated from Carson High School, Carson City, Nev.; B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1985; member of the Nevada state assembly 1990-1994; Nevada secretary of state 1995-2007; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the two succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 2007, to May 9, 2011, when he resigned to become a U.S. senator; appointed May 3, 2011, to the United States Senate for the term ending January 3, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John E. Ensign; took the oath of office on May 9, 2011; subsequently elected in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019.
HARDY, Cresent Leo, a Representative from Nevada; born in Mesquite, Clark County, Nev., June 23, 1957; graduated from Virgin Valley High School, Mesquite, Nev., 1975; attended Dixie State College, St. George, Utah; business owner; member of the Mesquite, Nev., city council, 1997-2002; member of the Nevada state assembly, 2011-2014; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
AMODEI, Mark E., a Representative from Nevada; born in Carson City, Carson City County, Nev., June 12, 1958; graduated from Carson High School, Carson City, Nev., 1976; B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, Nev., 1980; J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, Calif., 1983; United States Army, 1984-1987; lawyer, private practice; member of the Nevada state assembly, 1997; member of the Nevada state senate, 1999-2011; president pro tempore, Nevada state senate, 2003-2005; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Dean Heller, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (September 13, 2011-present).
HECK, Joe, a Representative from Nevada; born in Jamaica, Queens County, N.Y., October 30, 1961; graduated from Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, Pa., 1979; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., 1984; D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., 1988; M.S.S., United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pa., 2006; United States Army Reserve, 1991-present; physician; business owner; faculty, Touro University, Henderson, Nevada; faculty, Community College of Southern Nevada; faculty, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada; faculty, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Md., 1998-2003; member of the Nevada state senate, 2004-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).