Dean Rhoads

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Dean Rhoads
Member of the Nevada Senate
from the Rural Nevada (19th) district
Assumed office
Preceded by Norman Glaser
Succeeded by Pete Goicoechea
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the 33rd district
In office
1976 - 1982
Preceded by Roy Young
Succeeded by Byron "Bill" Biyleu
Personal details
Born (1935-10-05) October 5, 1935 (age 82)
Tonasket, Washington
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sharon
Residence Tuscarora, NV
Alma mater California State Polytechnic College
Profession rancher

Dean Rhoads is a Republican member of the Nevada Senate, representing the Northern Nevada District (map) since 1984. Previously he served in the Nevada Assembly from 1976 through 1982. In October 2010, Senator Rhoads broke with the Republican establishment to endorse Harry Reid over Sharon Angle in that year's Senate Race.[1]

He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative lobbying group.[2]

Personal information[edit]

Rhoads was born in Tonasket, Washington.[3]


Rhoads is married to his wife Sharon and together they have 2 children: Shammy, Chandra.[3]


Rhoads obtained his BS in Agriculture Business Management from California State Polytechnic College.[3]


Dean Rhoads is a member of many organizations which include:

  • Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Member of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association
  • Member of the Nevada Taxpayers Association
  • Member of the Rotary Club[3]


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