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Former Nevada State Assemblyman Bernie Anderson Dies

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Former Nevada State Assemblyman Bernie Anderson has died. The Washoe County Democrat represented District 31 and was a retired teacher. He was 71.

His family says he had been hospitalized in Reno since Dec. 26 for pulmonary problems. Services are pending.

He served in the Assembly from 1991 through 2010. During his time in the Legislature, Anderson served as chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and was a staunch supporter of children and education. He taught was a teacher at Reed High School.

During the 2011 legislative session, he donned a tall, red and white hat and read "The Cat in the Hat" during a joint Senate and Assembly education committee meeting in honor of Reading Awareness Month.

Governor Brian Sandoval today issued the following statement after learning of the death of former Nevada State Assemblyman Bernie Anderson:

"It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the death of my friend, mentor and colleague Bernie Anderson. A graduate of Bishop Manogue High School and the University of Nevada, Reno, Bernie was also a member of the Nevada National Guard. Bernie dedicated his life and his career to education and received the Teacher of the Month award from the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce in October 1985. I will always fondly recall his leadership as Chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, his passion for his constituents and his respect for those who testified before the committee. Kathleen and I extend our deepest condolences to Bernie's wife, Clyda, their children, and his extended family and friends."

Senator Harry Reid released this statement:

"I am saddened to learn that my friend, Bernie Anderson, has passed away. I will always be grateful to Bernie for his longtime service to Nevada, as a teacher, as a member of the Nevada National Guard and as Assemblyman. His staunch advocacy for Sparks was visible to everyone in the Assembly and as a result he was able to accomplish so much for Washoe County. We will miss him greatly. My thoughts are with his family at this time."

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange released the following statement upon the passing of former Assemblyman Bernie Anderson:
 
"Today is a sad day for the citizens of Washoe County and the state of Nevada.  As a member of Nevada's National Guard, as a life-long school teacher, and as a Nevada Assemblyman, Bernie Anderson was a public servant in every sense of the word and always put the needs of his constituents first.  He was a good man and an outstanding legislator who will be deeply missed.  On behalf of the Nevada State Democratic Party, I extend my sincere condolences to his family in this difficult time."  

Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick released the following statement on the passing of former Assemblyman Bernie Anderson:

"Everyone in the legislature is filled with sadness to hear of the passing of former Assemblyman Bernie Anderson. The memory of his time in the legislature will not soon be forgotten and his undeniable spirit will remain. Everyone in the Assembly Democratic Caucus extends their deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time."

 

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