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Joseph (Joe) hardy

Party: Republican

 Legislative Service

  • Assistant Minority Leader, 2019

  • President pro Tempore, 2015

  • Nevada Senate, 2010 -Present (first elected November 2010)

  • Minority Whip, 2013-2014

  • Minority Whip, 2007

  • Nevada Assembly, 2003-2010 (first elected November 2002)

Other Public Service

  • Major, United States Air Force

  • Member, Regents Ad Hoc Committee for Higher Education/Health, 2003-2004

  • Publicity Chairman: Walk for Development, Ayuda, and Meals on Wheels, 1968

  • French Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)

  • Member Rapid Valley Water District Board of Directors, South Dakota

  • Vice President, Parent Teacher Association, Rapid Valley Elementary School, South Dakota

  • Charter Member, Boulder City Drug Abuse Council

  • President, Nevada Academy of Family Practice

  • Member, Clark County Health District Board of Directors

  • Vice President, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition

  • Member, Executive Committee, Boulder City Community Education Advisory Board

  • One World Ambassador Alliance, Humanitarian Project - El Salvador

  • Member, Nevada League of Cities Legislative Committee

  • Board of Directors, LDS Family Services (Adoption Agency)

  • Debt Management Commission, Clark County

  • Sunday School Teacher

Honors and Awards

  • Foundation for Recovery; Steve Sigman Award, 2017

  • American Conservative Union Foundation Excellence Award, 2017

  • Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership in Southern Nevada (HEALS) Award, 2014

  • University of Nevada, Reno; Medical School Preceptor

  • Harold Fickes Award, 2013

  • Nevada Family Physician of the Year; 1998, 2010


  • Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, Past President

  • Sparks High School Student Body President

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

  • Nevada Family Physician of the Year, 1998, 2010

  • Clark County Medical Society

  • American Medical Society

  • American Legion, Post 31

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Chambers of Commerce

  • Southern Nevada Health District

  • Coalition for Improving and Expanding Nevada Health Care

  • Collegium Aesculapium

  • Las Vegas HEALS Board of Directors


  • Sparks High School

  • University of Nevada, Reno

  • University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, B.S.

  • Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Boulder City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore


  • Chief of Staff, Boulder City Hospital

  • Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice, and Board of Directors, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nevada

  • Physician, Associate Dean of Clinical Education

  • Touro University Nevada, Medical School


Associate Professor, Touro University Nevada and Family Physician

Jill Sweningsen Hardy

Joseph Paul Jr., Nicole, Emily, Leah, Spencer, Dane, Jack, Ryan


1949 - Reno, Nevada