Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson

Joe is a graduate of the University of Nevada, holding degrees in both chemistry and geology. He’s a self professed life-long student, which is well supported by his depth of knowledge of various subject matter. Joe went to work at the US Bureau of Mines in 1958 before going into active duty as a pilot in the Nevada Air National Guard, where he served 20 years and retired a Lt. Colonel. Joe also worked for Rocky Mountain Energy before he began his life in politics and policy. In 1990 Joe ran for the State Assembly, and after re-redistricting relieved him of his seat, he was appointed by Governor Bob Miller to the State Environmental Commission, where he served two terms. Joe has also served as a planning commissioner and an advocate for low-income housing.

Joe is married to Sherida and will be celebrating 35 years of marriage this year. They have two children, Megan, an RN who lives in Crystal Bay, and Joseph, a mechanical engineer living in Austin, TX. When Joe isn’t busy lobbying in Carson City or discussing conservation issues with our community, you can probably find him, at least in winter, alpine skiing on Mt. Rose. In fact, he’s been known to join a conference call or two from the slopes.