Sandoval Statement on Passing of Senator Debbie Smith


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY - NV - February 22, 2016

Governor Brian Sandoval today released the following statement after hearing the unfortunate news that State Senator Debbie Smith has passed away.

“Senator Debbie Smith was an extraordinary public servant whose record of accomplishments and presence in the Nevada Legislature will remain unmatched in the years ahead. Today we remember her legacy as a true Nevadan with a fierce devotion to her constituents and state, particularly to public education and the children of Nevada. I will personally miss her greatly and Nevada will miss her leadership,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

The Governor has ordered all flags on state buildings to half-staff. Flag will remain half-staff until sunset on the day of Senator Smith's funeral.


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