Sandoval Taps Matt Morris Legislative Director, Names Andrew Clinger Senior Advisor


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - January 26, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the promotion of Matt Morris to Legislative Director and the hiring of Andrew Clinger as Senior Advisor, effective Monday January 23rd.

“Matt is a talented and smart member of our team whose commitment to public service has made our office stronger. His experience managing a legislative session and thoughtful analysis will continue to take our efforts to the next level and improve the lives of Nevadans,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

Matt Morris joined the Sandoval administration in 2014. He currently serves as the Senior Legislative Policy Analyst in the Office of the Governor where he manages the Governor’s day-to-day legislative agenda and policy development. In his new role, Morris will work on a broad range of issues and serve as a liaison to the legislature. He will also continue to lead the Governor’s analyst team in developing and implementing policy initiatives.

Morris received his law degree from UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, and graduated with honors from Nevada State College where he was an editor of the college newspaper. Previously, he served as a Speechwriter and Research Assistant in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Dean Heller.

“Andrew was my first Budget Director and helped manage the state’s fiscal challenges during a difficult time. His wealth of knowledge helped place Nevada on sound financial footing and I know he will serve as an effective advisor,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “He is intelligent, well-respected, and I look forward to working with him once again as we enter the legislative session.”

Andrew Clinger has nearly two decades of experience leading and managing both state and local government organizations. Clinger was previously the City Manager of Reno, Nevada where he managed more than 1,200 employees working in 14 different service departments. Prior to his appointment as Reno City Manager, Clinger served three different Nevada Governors as the Director of the Department of Administration and Chief of the Budget Division. During his tenure, Clinger helped navigate the State of Nevada through the most difficult economic time in the state’s history. Andrew also brought transparency and accountability to the State of Nevada by developing the state’s online spending and budgeting presence and Nevada’s first outcome based Executive Budget. Clinger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1995.


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