Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
U. S. Representative Mark Amodei will be the guest speaker for this month’s meeting of The Fernley Republican Women, Tuesday Aug. 15 at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Amodei will provide an update on the House of Representatives and his take on what’s happening in Washington D.C. The public is always invited to attend.
Amodei is Nevadan home-grown. Born in Carson City, he attended Carson City High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. After UNR, he attended the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, where, in 1983, he received his law degree. From 1983-1987, 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 2007-2008.
Amodei was elected as a Nevada State Assemblyman and served from 1996-1998. He was elected twice as a Nevada State Senator and served from 1998-2010. 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 very next day and has been representing the people of Nevada ever since.
The FRW’s Caring for America Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank and the Armed Forces/Homeland Security Program collects cleaning supplies, food and personal care items, along with donations of funds, for the Veterans Guest House in Reno. The Literacy Committee collects new and lightly used children’s books for Bow Wow Books, an organization that teamed up with the Fernley library. Bow Wow Reading Dogs are non-judgmental certified therapy dogs who listen to children reading aloud. The dog’s handler has been educated on how to help readers learn to read. All contributions for these programs will be greatly appreciated. Financial contributions can be sent to the FRW at P. O. Box 412, Fernley, Nevada 89408.