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  name                = Bill Raggio |
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  |Name = Bill Raggio
  political position  = Nevada State Senate Washoe 3 District |
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  |Profile picture = William Raggio.jpg
  retired            = Former member |
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  |Position = Nevada State Senate Washoe 3 District  
  term in office began      = 1972 |
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  |Status = Former member
  term in office ended      = January 15, 2011 |
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  |Tenure = 1972-January 15, 2011
  political party    = [[Republican]] |
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  profession          = Attorney |
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  website             = [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/legislators/Senators/Raggio.pdf Senate website] |
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|Political party = Republican
   
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|Leadership = Majority Floor Leader, Nevada State Senate
}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Raggio''' (b. October 30, 1926) is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Nevada State Senate]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Raggio''' (b. October 30, 1926) is a former [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Nevada State Senate]], representing Washoe 3 from 1972 to January 15, 2011. Raggio said the primary reason he resigned was because of mobility problems.<ref>[http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/2011/01/05/sen-raggio-announces-retirement-from-senate/ ''Nevada News Bureau'', "Sen. Raggio Announces Retirement from Senate," January 5, 2011]</ref>
  
Raggio joined the Nevada State Senate in 1972 and served in that position until his resignation on January 15, 2011.  He also served as an alternate on the Legislative Commission from 1985 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1993.  He was a member of the Legislative Commission from 1973 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1997.  Raggio was Senate Minority Floor Leader from 1977 to 1979, 1983 to 1986, and in 1991 and 2009.  He was Majority Floor Leader from 1987 to 1989 and from 1993 to the present.  He currently represents the Washoe 3 District.  He is also currently a member of the Washoe County Republican State Central Committee.  Senator Raggio is currently (2010) the [[State Senate Minority Floor Leader|Senate Minority Leader]].  In a poll by The Ralston Report, Raggio has been named the most effective state legislator several times.<ref name=vargas/>
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He also served as an alternate on the Legislative Commission from 1985 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1993.  He was a member of the Legislative Commission from 1973 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1997.  Raggio was Senate Minority Floor Leader from 1977 to 1979, 1983 to 1986 and in 1991 and 2009.  He was Majority Floor Leader from 1987 to 1989 and from 1993 to 2011.<ref name=bio/>   
In respect to mining, Senator Raggio stated he does not support pre-paying taxes. <ref>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/feb/18/gaming-mining-open-paying-more-close-state-budget-/ ''Las Vegas Sun'', "Gaming, mining open to paying more to close state budget gap", February 18, 2010]</ref>   
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Raggio attended Lousiana Tech, the University of Oklahoma, and Boalt Hall College of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.  He then earned his BA from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1948.  He went on to receive his JD from Hastings College of Law at the University of California in 1951.
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In a poll by The Ralston Report, Raggio was named the most effective state legislator several times.<ref>[https://archive.today/h9J7n ''Jones Vargas Attorney'', "Profile of Bill Raggio," accessed November 19, 2014](Archived)</ref>
  
Raggio served in the United States National Reserve.  He was Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1944 to 1946He then worked as Assistant District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada, from 1952 to 1958.  He was also District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada, from 1958 to 1970.  Raggio was an attorney for Raggio, Wooster and Linder from 1980 to 1981.  He then worked as Senior Partner for Vargas-Bartlett from 1991 to 1998.  He has been an attorney for Jonas-Vargas Law Firm since 1998.  He is also currently Director for the Archon CorporationTwice Raggio has been named in the Ten Most Influential Person in the State of Nevada survey by the Las Vegas Sun. <ref name=vargas> [http://www.jonesvargas.com/Attorney.aspx?Id=32&AreaId=1 Attorney profile]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
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Raggio earned his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1948 and his J.D. from Hastings College of Law at the University of California in 1951His professional experience includes working as Assistant District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada, from 1952 to 1958, as District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada, from 1958 to 1970, as an attorney for Raggio, Wooster and Linder from 1980 to 1981, as Senior Partner for Vargas-Bartlett from 1991 to 1998 and as an attorney for Jonas-Vargas Law Firm since 1998.  Raggio served in the United States National ReserveHe was Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1944 to 1946.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/2624/william-raggio#.VGzNwday4bA ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Sen. Bill Raggio," accessed November 19, 2014]</ref>
On Jan. 5, 2011, Raggio announced he would resign as Senator effective Jan. 15, 2011. Raggio said the primary reason he was leaving office was mobility problems.<ref>[http://www.nevadanewsbureau.com/2011/01/05/sen-raggio-announces-retirement-from-senate/ ''Nevada News Bureau'' "Sen. Raggio Announces Retirement from Senate," January 5, 2011]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
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:: ''See also: [[Nevada State Senate elections, 2008]]''
  
On November 4, 2008, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the [[Nevada State Senate]], defeating opponents Jade Zahreddine and Gary Feero.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/SOSelectionPages/results/2008StateWideGeneral/ElectionIndex.aspx Nevada Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the [[Nevada State Senate]], defeating opponents Jade Zahreddine (D) and Gary Feero (Independent American).<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/SOSelectionPages/results/2008StateWideGeneral/ElectionIndex.aspx ''Nevada Secretary of State,'' "2008 General Election Results," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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| align="center" | 63.05%
 
| align="center" | 63.05%
 
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| colspan="2" | Jade Zahreddine
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| colspan="2" | Jade Zahreddine (D)
 
| align="right" | 16,232
 
| align="right" | 16,232
 
| align="center" | 30.04%
 
| align="center" | 30.04%
 
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| colspan="2" | Gary Feero
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| colspan="2" | Gary Feero (IA)
 
| align="right" | 3,733
 
| align="right" | 3,733
 
| align="center" | 6.91%
 
| align="center" | 6.91%
  
 
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===2004===
 
===2004===
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:: ''See also: [[Nevada State Senate elections, 2004]]''
  
On November 2, 2004, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the [[Nevada State Senate]], defeating opponents Cameron Crain and Gary Feero.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/SOSelectionPages/results/2004General/ElectionSummary.aspx Nevada Secretary of State - 2004 General Election Results]</ref>
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On November 2, 2004, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the [[Nevada State Senate]], defeating opponents Cameron Crain (D) and Gary Feero (Independent American).<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/SOSelectionPages/results/2004General/ElectionSummary.aspx ''Nevada Secretary of State'', "2004 General Election Results," accessed November 19, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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| align="center" | 67.64%
 
| align="center" | 67.64%
 
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| colspan="2" | Cameron Crain
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| colspan="2" | Cameron Crain (D)
 
| align="right" | 13,448
 
| align="right" | 13,448
 
| align="center" | 27.49%
 
| align="center" | 27.49%
 
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| colspan="2" | Gary Feero
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| colspan="2" | Gary Feero (IA)
 
| align="right" | 2,383
 
| align="right" | 2,383
 
| align="center" | 4.87%
 
| align="center" | 4.87%
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===2000===
 
===2000===
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:: ''See also: [[Nevada State Senate elections, 2000]]''
  
In November 2000, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the [[Nevada State Senate]], defeating Lois Avery.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/SOSelectionPages/results/2000General/ElectionSummary.aspx Nevada Secretary of State - 2000 General Election Results]</ref>
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In November 2000, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the [[Nevada State Senate]], defeating Lois Avery (I).<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/SOSelectionPages/results/2000General/ElectionSummary.aspx ''Nevada Secretary of State,'' "2000 General Election Results," accessed May 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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| align="center" | 76.09%
 
| align="center" | 76.09%
 
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| colspan="2" | Lois Avery
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| colspan="2" | Lois Avery (I)
 
| align="right" | 8,751
 
| align="right" | 8,751
 
| align="center" | 23.89%
 
| align="center" | 23.89%
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
In 2008, Raggio collected $596,779 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104994 2008 contributions to Bill Raggio]</ref>
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In 2008, Raggio collected $596,779 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104994 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions to Bill Raggio," accessed November 19, 2014]</ref>
  
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
  
Raggio and his wife, Dale, have three children.
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Raggio and his wife, Dale, have three children.<ref name=bio/>
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/legislators/Senators/Raggio.pdf Bill Raggio's official Nevada State Senate website]  
 
*[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/legislators/Senators/Raggio.pdf Bill Raggio's official Nevada State Senate website]  
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2624 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=2624 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=2624 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=2624 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114628 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104994 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81384 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74721 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=59971 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=44814 1996], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=44522 1992]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114628 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=104994 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81384 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74721 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=59971 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=44814 1996], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=44522 1992]
  
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Bill Raggio
William Raggio.jpg
Nevada State Senate Washoe 3 District
Former member
In office
1972-January 15, 2011
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Nevada State Senate
1987-1989; 1993-2011
Minority Floor Leader, Nevada State Senate
1977-1979, 1983-1986, 1991, 2009
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nevada, Reno, 1948
J.D.University of California, 1951
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps Reserve
Years of service1944 - 1946
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Raggio (b. October 30, 1926) is a former Republican member of the Nevada State Senate, representing Washoe 3 from 1972 to January 15, 2011. Raggio said the primary reason he resigned was because of mobility problems.[1]

He also served as an alternate on the Legislative Commission from 1985 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1993. He was a member of the Legislative Commission from 1973 to 1975 and from 1977 to 1997. Raggio was Senate Minority Floor Leader from 1977 to 1979, 1983 to 1986 and in 1991 and 2009. He was Majority Floor Leader from 1987 to 1989 and from 1993 to 2011.[2]

In a poll by The Ralston Report, Raggio was named the most effective state legislator several times.[3]

Biography

Raggio earned his B.A. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1948 and his J.D. from Hastings College of Law at the University of California in 1951. His professional experience includes working as Assistant District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada, from 1952 to 1958, as District Attorney for Washoe County, Nevada, from 1958 to 1970, as an attorney for Raggio, Wooster and Linder from 1980 to 1981, as Senior Partner for Vargas-Bartlett from 1991 to 1998 and as an attorney for Jonas-Vargas Law Firm since 1998. Raggio served in the United States National Reserve. He was Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1944 to 1946.[2]

Committee assignments

While in the Nevada State Senate, Raggio served on the following committees:

Elections

2008

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponents Jade Zahreddine (D) and Gary Feero (Independent American).[4]

Nevada State Senate, Washoe 3 District (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Raggio (R) 34,062 63.05%
Jade Zahreddine (D) 16,232 30.04%
Gary Feero (IA) 3,733 6.91%

2004

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2004

On November 2, 2004, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponents Cameron Crain (D) and Gary Feero (Independent American).[5]

Nevada State Senate, Washoe 3 District (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Raggio (R) 33,093 67.64%
Cameron Crain (D) 13,448 27.49%
Gary Feero (IA) 2,383 4.87%

2000

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2000

In November 2000, Raggio won re-election to the Washoe 3 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Lois Avery (I).[6]

Nevada State Senate, Washoe 3 District (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Raggio (R) 27,868 76.09%
Lois Avery (I) 8,751 23.89%

Campaign donors

In 2008, Raggio collected $596,779 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Associated General Contractors $16,000
Station Casinos $10,000
Wynn Las Vegas $10,000
Cantor Gaming $10,000
Nevada Association of Realtors $10,000

Personal

Raggio and his wife, Dale, have three children.[2]

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