Rep. Mark Amodei will give an update on the House of Representatives and give his take on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., at the next Fernley Republican Women meeting.
The event on Aug. 15 at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, is open to the public. A light meal will be served at 6 with the meeting following at 6:30 p.m.
Born in Carson City, Rep. Amodei attended Carson City High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He attended the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, where, in 1983, he received his law degree. From 1983 to 1987, Amodei served in the United States Army JAG Corps, after which he worked as a lawyer in the private sector. He was president of the Nevada Mining Association from 2007 to 2008.
Amodei was elected as a Nevada State Assemblyman and served from 1996 to 1998. He was elected twice as a Nevada State Senator and served from 1998 to 2010. During that time, he was President Pro Tempore for six years. In a special election on Sept. 13, 2011, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He left for Washington the next day and has been representing the people of Nevada ever since.
Additionally, donations are sought for the group’s Caring for America/Adopt-a-Soldier program, which collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank along with donations of funds and care items for soldiers.
Children’s books are also being collected for the Ronald McDonald House and Renown Hospital’s children’s ward. Money donations can be sent to Fernley Republican Women, P.O. Box 412, Fernley, 89408.
For information, contact Carol Franich at CDFranich@gmail.com, or go to fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.