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Tarkanian to speak at Feb. 20 meeting of Fernley Republican Women

The Fernley Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of The Fernley Republican Women, at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, on Feb. 20.

A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The public is always invited to attend.

Tarkanian was born on Dec. 18, 1961. He attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas where he excelled in both academics and sports.


After one year of junior college at Dixie Junior College in Southern Utah, Tarkanian moved back to Las Vegas. He enrolled at UNLV where he again not only excelled in athletics – serving at the basketball team’s point guard and captain – but academics, as well. He was the school’s first Rhodes Scholar candidate, was twice named First-Team Academic All-American by the NCAA and graduated with high honors.

Danny Tarkanian

Tarkanian went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he graduated third out of a class of 254.

He practiced law for seven years, including three as the founder of his own law firm.

He’s now running for the second time for the U.S. Senate.

The FRW’s Caring for America/Adopt-a-Soldier Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank, along with donations of funds and care items for their adopted soldiers. The soldiers need single serving food items, personal care items and, most especially, cards and letters from home.

The Literacy Committee collects new children’s books for the Ronald McDonald House and Renown Hospital’s Children’s Ward. All contributions for these important programs will be greatly appreciated. Financial contributions can be sent to the FRW at P. O. Box 412, Fernley, Nevada 89408.

Fernley Republican Women is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals, and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation.

For more information, please contact Lorrie Olson at or check the FRW website

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