|Member of the Clark County Commission
from District G
|Preceded by||Dario Herrera|
|Succeeded by||Mary Beth Scow|
July 11, 1963 |
|Relations||Harry Reid (father)|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
Rory Jason Reid (born July 11, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician. He served as elected Chairman of the Clark County Commission in Clark County, Nevada, and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Nevada in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Reid is a member of the Democratic Party and a son of United States Senator Harry Reid. In 2007, the Las Vegas Sun called Reid a political "rising star" in Nevada.
Reid was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised in the Las Vegas area where he attended Ed W. Clark High School. He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a degree in international relations and Spanish, and then furthered his education in law school, graduating in 1987.
As a teenager, he worked as a sportswriter for the Las Vegas Sun and interviewed Muhammad Ali prior to the boxer’s fight with Larry Holmes in 1980. Later, he served as a member of the Nevada Taxicab Authority. During the 1990s, he also served as senior vice-president and general counsel for Lady Luck Gaming.
He and his wife Cindy have three children.
Clark County Commission
Reid was elected to the Clark County Commission in 2002. As Chairman of the Commission, he updated the master plans of the county to reduce non-conforming zone changes. Reid was reelected in 2006 with 62 percent of the vote. In 2008, Reid served as chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign for the state of Nevada and an adviser on Western issues.
2010 Nevada Gubernatorial Race
Reid campaigned on diversifying Nevada’s economy and promoting alternative energy, both in an effort to create jobs.
Reid has disagreed with his father (Harry Reid) on some issues, including by supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic caucuses when Sen. Harry Reid backed Barack Obama. Clinton won the Nevada caucus. In October 2009 he had a differing opinion of a pair of proposals for rail projects in Nevada.
In June 2010, Reid dropped his last name from the heading of many campaign advertisements. His campaign literature then simply said, "Rory 2010."
He lost the race to Brian Sandoval.
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- Public School Profile. Ed W Clark High School.
- Kantowski, Ron (November 24, 2009). "Rory in disguise … with glasses". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
- "Andrew Tompkins dies at 72". Las Vegas Review-Journal. March 28, 2004.
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- GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS November 7, 2006 Election Department - Clark County, Nevada
- Chris Cillizza And Shailagh Murray (February 18, 2007). "While Reid Stays Out of '08 Fray, Sen. Clinton Signs His Son". Washington Post.
- Delucia, Matt. "Rory Reid Lays Plans for Governor Campaign". Fox 5 Vegas. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
- Whaley, Sean (October 15, 2009). "Rory Reid Announces His Gubernatorial Bid In Reno". Nevada News Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
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- Morrison, Jane Ann (October 29, 2009). "Flashes of wit might distinguish Rory Reid from his father". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
- Janie Lorber (June 25, 2010). "His Last Name Is Reid; Just Call Him Rory". New York Times.
- Profile from Clark County Commission
- Biography, interest group ratings, public statements, votes and actions, and campaign finances at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information at FollowTheMoney.org
|Clark County Commission
2003 - 2011
Mary Beth Scow