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State Chairman

Michael McDonald

Chairman Michael J. McDonald, is a life long Republican that was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In his youth, he served his community as both a LVMPD Officer and the youngest ever City Councilman / Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Las Vegas; he is also still the youngest person to ever serve as the Chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Chairman Las Vegas Housing Authority. Currently, Chairman McDonald is very active in all over Nevada, he regularly visit all seventeen counties to show his support and it has become a common practice to schedule meetings all over the state in order to achieve Republican camaraderie across Nevada. Chairman McDonald is the longest serving Chairman in Nevada history and will seek his fourth term this fall. He truly looks forward to continuing to work with the Trump administration to "Make America Great Again.”

National Committeewoman

Diana Orrock

Born in Chicago, IL, Diana Orrock is a 55-year resident of Las Vegas, Nevada and considers herself a native Nevadan. She is married with 3 grown children and two grandchildren. She has a strong science background with two bachelor’s degrees from UNLV, one in Pre-Med and the other in Nursing. Diana has worked as the first female criminalist in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Crime Lab, a toxicologist, and as a Registered Nurse in the fields of pediatrics and nursing education. Currently, she is retired and has been involved in politics since 1998, becoming a district trustee in the Clark County Republican Party, a state central committee member in the Nevada Republican Party and currently a member of the Executive Committee and Nominations Committee in my state party. She was first elected as Nevada’s National Committeewoman at the Nevada State Convention in May 2012 and re-elected in May of 2016.

National Committeeman

Lee Hoffman

Executive Director

Greg Bailor


Brian Sandoval

Brian Sandoval was elected the 30th Governor of Nevada in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In 2005 he was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Nevada and in 2002 he was elected Attorney General of Nevada. He has previously served as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and in the Nevada Legislature.

His accomplishments as Governor include work to make Nevada the most veteran and military-friendly state in the nation, transforming Nevada’s approach to economic development, expanding health care coverage, implementing new innovative gaming policy and leading the effort for an unprecedented investment in and modernization of Nevada’s public education system.

During his inaugural legislative session, Governor Sandoval transformed Nevada’s approach to economic development by moving the duties directly under his authority and created the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. During Governor Sandoval’s tenure, GOED successfully partnered the state with cutting-edge companies, technology innovations, and helped develop new industries across the Silver State.

The Governor has also directed regulation and innovation for gaming policy. By setting the pace and standards through pioneering legislation and state policy he identified the potential within the industry for interactive gaming, skill-based games and other developments in an evolving industry.

The hallmark of the Governor’s administration is his vision for transforming and modernizing Nevada’s education system. An unprecedented investment to reform Nevada’s education system was enacted in 2015 which will provide targeted programs to boost student achievement and equip students and teachers with the tools for success as innovators, job creators, and leaders of the new Nevada economy.

During the 2015 Legislative Session a comprehensive plan to provide additional support to military veterans and their families through educational, employment and healthcare services was signed by the Governor. In addition to these policy changes, he also pursued substantial funding for veterans initiatives including state-match funding for construction of the Northern Nevada Veterans Home.

Governor Sandoval actively serves as Chairman of several Boards and Commissions for the State of Nevada. These include the Board of Finance, Board of Examiners, Board of Prison Commissioners, Board of Pardon Commissioners, Board of Transportation, Commission on Homeland Security, Board of Economic Development, and the Gaming Policy Committee. 

The Governor has also held several national positions during his tenure, including the chairmanships of the Western Governors Association, the Education Commission of the States and the Council of State Governments. He has been selected by his peers to serve as the 2015 - 2016 Vice Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA) and will serve as the Chairman of the NGA in 2018. 

Governor Sandoval received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada in 1986 and his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1989. He is married to Kathleen, his wife of 26 years, who is the Director of Operations for the Children’s Cabinet and has three children, James, Maddy, and Marisa.

Lieutenant Governor

Mark Hutchison

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.


Dean Heller

The son of an auto mechanic and a school cook, Senator Dean Heller grew up in Carson City, Nevada with five brothers and sisters. He began working in his father’s auto shop in middle school and there he learned the importance of hard work, discipline, and commitment – Western values that continue to guide him today.

Dean was sworn in to the United States Senate on May 9, 2011. Prior to his service in the Senate, Dean was the Representative for Nevada's Second Congressional District and also served as Nevada's Secretary of State and in the Nevada State Assembly representing Carson City. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Southern California and worked as a stockbroker and as a broker/trader on the Pacific Stock Exchange before moving back to Carson City, Nevada.

Dean serves on the Committee on Finance; Banking; Veterans' Affairs; and the Commerce Committee. These committees allow him to address the housing crisis, stand up for the more than 300,000 veterans living in Nevada, ensure that Nevada's transportation needs are met, and advance policies that facilitate additional tourism in Nevada to boost the state’s economy.

Dean and his wife Lynne have been married for more than 30 years and currently reside in Smith Valley, Nevada. They have four children, Hilary, Harris, Drew, and Emmy, and they are the proud grandparents of Brielle and Zachary. The Hellers enjoy camping, hunting, and horse packing in the Sierras on the Nevada trails.  


Mark Amodei

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).

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