Steve Sisolak Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career
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Steve Sisolak Biography
|Spouse||Dallas Garland (m. 1987, div. 2000)
Kathy Ong (m. 2018)
|Education||University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (BS)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (MBA)
|Country / Nationality||United States|
|State / Province||Nevada|
|Net Worth||$ 1 to 5 Million|
Stephen F. Sisolak is an American businessman and politician serving as the 30th and current Governor of Nevada since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously chaired the Clark County Commission from 2013 to 2019.
After becoming involved in several civic causes and government projects, Sisolak won election to the Nevada Board of Regents and served from 1999 to 2008. In 2008, he won election to the Clark County Commission and was reelected in 2012 and 2016. In 2018, Sisolak won the Democratic nomination for Governor of Nevada, defeating Clark County Commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani in the primary election. On November 6, 2018, Sisolak defeated Republican nominee, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt in the general election, becoming the first Democrat serving in the Nevada governorship since Bob Miller left office in 1999.
Sisolak earned a B.S. in business from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1974, and an M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1978. Both of his daughters attended UNLV.
Steve Sisolak Net Worth
Steve Sisolak Net Worth is $ 1 to 5 Million in 2022.
Steve Sisolak Family, Parents
Sisolak was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Mary, who worked at a convenience store and Edward Frank Sisolak, a project engineer for General Motors. He is of Slovak descent.
Steve Sisolak Wife, Children
Sisolak married in the late 1980s and had two daughters with his wife, Lori "Dallas" Garland. Sisolak and Garland later divorced. Sisolak dated Kathleen Boutin Vermillion, who at the time of her relationship with Sisolak was a Henderson city councilwoman. Shortly after winning the 2018 Nevada gubernatorial election, Sisolak announced his engagement to Kathy Ong, an Ely, Nevada native and girlfriend of five years. On December 28, 2018, Sisolak announced his marriage to Ong.
Steve Sisolak Career and Achievement
Sisolak is a successful entrepreneur, and was a partner in the American Distributing Company, a venture that sells coffee cups, pens, and other promotional items to businesses, as well as holding a partnership in a second company, Associated Industries.
He began his involvement in elected office by winning a seat on the Nevada Board of Regents in 1998, where he served for 10 years. He was then elected to the Clark County Commission, with his term beginning in 2009. He was elected by his peers as Chair of the Clark County Commission in January 2013.
Nevada Board of Regents
During his time on the Board of Regents, Sisolak discovered that thousands of Nevada students had been wrongly charged out-of-state tuition and won refunds for these students.
In 2002, Sisolak sided with students and voted against a 16% tuition increase. Sisolak voted against student fee hikes in 2003 and 2008.
Sisolak fought to bring back a popular apprenticeship program at the College of Southern Nevada that has been abruptly canceled during the recession.
Clark County Commission
After joining the commission in 2009, Sisolak was "vehemently opposed to raising property taxes" and property tax rates remained flat during his entire tenure on the commission. Sisolak voted against increasing the county gas tax in 2013. He served as the commissions vice chairman before becoming chairman in 2013.
Sisolak won praise from the conservative Nevada Policy Research Institute for fighting against waste, fraud, and abuse. A spokesperson for the institute said, "His efforts to hold government accountable, especially the firefighters, and look closely at how tax money is being spent should be applauded." Sisolak successfully pushed the Water District to terminate a contract with Wolfgang Puck that was costing taxpayers $600,000 per year. During the recession, Sisolak was a vocal critic of overtime and sick leave abuse and his efforts resulted in over $7 million in reduced overtime costs and $30 million in reduced disability costs.
Sisolak successfully fought to cut the pay that Clark County Commissioners receive.
Sisolak voted to refund $4.1 million to 1,600 Laughlin property owners who had been overcharged assessment fees.
Sisolak supported the "More Cops" initiative, which added 720 new officers to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Republican Sheriff Joe Lombardo said that these additional police officers helped reduce violent crime 7% in 2018.
Under Sisolaks chairmanship, Clark County opened The Harbor, an innovative juvenile justice resources center that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has prevented 3,000 youths from entering the criminal justice system.
Sisolak supported bringing the Golden Knights and Raiders to Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sisolak was the "driving force" behind getting the Raiders to come to Las Vegas.
In addition to the county commission, Sisolaks other government involvement includes vice president and board of directors member for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and board of directors member for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. He has also served as a member of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada, and vice chair of the board of commissioners for the University Medical Center Of Southern Nevada.
Sisolak is involved with many civic, charitable and business organizations, including the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross-Clark County Chapter, the UNLV Alumni Association, Seniors United, American Red Cross Leadership Council, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas Better Business Bureau, the Boys & Girls Club, Hispanics in Politics, St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church, and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
Governor of Nevada
On January 7, 2019, Sisolak was sworn in as the 30th Governor of Nevada.
On May 30, 2019, Sisolak vetoed a bill that proposed the adoption of National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in the presidential elections.
Sisolak has supported expansion of solar energy projects in Nevada.
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