Dennis Nolan

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Dennis Nolan is a former Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, having served from 2002 to 2010.[1]

Ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council

Nolan is on the Public Sector Executive Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC's) Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force as of 2011.[2]

From 2007-2009, Nolan served as the chair for ALEC’s Subcommittee on Transportation.[3] In 2007, he received ALEC’s "Legislator of the Year" Award.[4]

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Involvement with the National Conference of State Legislatures

Nolan is also involved with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). He is the co-chair of the High Speed Rail Working Group.[5] In 2005, he served on NCSL’s Federal Issues Committee on Transportation.[6]

Near Involvement in the Bush Administration

In 2000, Nolan was nominated by John Ensign, among others, to a post in the Bush Administration, as the assistant secretary of labor in charge in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, though it never panned out. He first heard of the nomination from an official working with the ALEC[7]

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References

  1. "Dennis Nolan Legislative Biography", Nevada Legislature, Accessed July 10, 2011.
  2. “Public Sector Executive Committee.”, American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org. Accessed July 4, 2011.
  3. "Dennis Nolan Legislative Biography", Nevada Legislature, Accessed July 10, 2011.
  4. "Dennis Nolan Legislative Biography", Nevada Legislature, Accessed July 10, 2011.
  5. “Hearing on High‐Speed Passenger Rail at NCSL Spring Forum.”, National Conference of State Legislatures. NCSL.org. May 18, 2010. Accessed July 4, 2011.
  6. "Dennis Nolan Legislative Biography", Nevada Legislature, Accessed July 10, 2011.
  7. “Nevada Legislator Mulled for Bush Position.”, Las Vegas Sun. LasVegasSun.com. Dec. 27, 2000. Accessed July 4, 2011.
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