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Mark Eugene Amodei
Mark Amodei Congressional Candidate Nevada District 2
Republican of Carson City, Nev.
Elected to the 112th Congress on September 13, 2011
- Carson City, June 12, 1958
- Bachelors of Arts, University of Nevada, Reno, 1980
- Juris Doctor, University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1983
- Lawyer, sole practitioner, 2009-Present
- President, Nevada Mining Association, 2007-2008
- Lawyer, Kummer, et al., 2004-2007
- Lawyer, Allison, MacKenzie, et al., 1987-2002
- Lawyer, United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps, 1983-1987
- Nevada State Assembly, 1996-1998
- Nevada State Senate, 1998-2010
- President Pro Tempore, Nevada State Senate, 2003-2008
- Member, Colorado River Commission
- Member, Uniform State Law Commission
- Member of Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Legislative Oversight Committee
- Daughters Ryanne and Erin
Biography of Mark Amodei from Amodei for Nevada
A native Nevadan, Mark Amodei has served his country, his state and his communities for more than twenty-five years.
While serving in the United States Army he became an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JACG.) During his four years of active duty, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Post Judge Advocate in Maryland, Texas and Utah. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Award.
After opening a successful law practice in Carson City, Mark was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1996. He was named the Outstanding Freshman Legislator for the 69th session
His constituents recognized and rewarded his hard work, conservative values and honesty by repeatedly and overwhelmingly returning him to office over the next twelve years.
Mark successfully ran for the Nevada State Senate in 1998, defeating an incumbent state senator. In 2002 and 2006, he was reelected with over 80% of the popular vote. As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, his Senate colleagues recognized him as the best Senate Committee Chairman.
Special Legislative assignments have included presiding over the Senate’s Committee of the Whole for the only impeachment trial in Nevada’s history. Additionally, he was selected to serve as the President Pro Tem of the Nevada State Senate.
He has served on the Legislative Commission, Vice Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Access to Public Health Care, Education Commission of the States, Public Lands committee, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Legislative Oversight committee, Chairman of the Education Technology committee, and was a member of the Nevada Supreme Court’s committee on Court Funding, as well as numerous committees covering myriad statewide issues.
Mark Amodei was term limited out last year after twelve years in the State Senate. When he first ran for office, he committed to following the provisions of term limits. When approached about challenging the term limits law in the courts he refused because doing otherwise would have meant going back on his word, something he refused to do.
Mark enjoys working on his old trucks, hunting, golf, do-it-yourself projects, and exploring Nevada history.
He is close to his family and has two adult daughters — Erin, a nursing student at TMCC and Ryann, an engineer with a medical robotics company.