Lori has lived in Carson City since 1966 and began her education in the Carson City School District and graduated from Carson High. She earned an associates degree from Western Nevada Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.Lori’s 30-year public service career began at the age of 17 as an administrative aid for the Nevada Department of Taxation. Over the years, she worked her way up the ladder serving as a lobbyist and the budget director/taxation specialist for the Nevada Association of Counties, which included providing financial planning assistance for several counties – as a tax administrator for the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety; management analyst for Child and Family Services; budget analyst for the Governor’s Office; and deputy director of the Department of Corrections. Lori has served one term as your supervisor for Ward 3.
Additionally, as a small business owner, she understands the challenges facing the business community. Lori is concerned about the impact the tax and fee hikes on small businesses, families and senior citizens on fixed incomes. Her government and private sector experience gives her a unique ability to work with other board members and the community in solving various challenges.
Lori has gained a reputation for problem solving through collaboration. Her drive for success is measured by helping others achieve their goals. One example is Richard’s Crossing. Lori worked tirelessly with others to bring a 39-unit housing project to fruition in Carson City. Richard’s Crossing provides permanent housing to those in need with a special emphasis for veterans. Mayor Bob Crowell and Lori successfully spearheaded the fundraising efforts to furnish each of the units, welcoming veterans to their new homes.
“My promise to my community is to tell the truth, work hard and honor my campaign commitments,” she says. “Every time I’m able to help someone, it energizes me to move forward and accomplish even more.”
Lori, along with her husband Jim, enjoys their three children, seven grandchildren, two dogs and playing with Hayden and Landon, her great niece and nephew.