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William J. Raggio is one of Nevada’s best known and most admired citizens. A native Nevadan, his public service began in 1952 and ended in 2011, with more than thirty-eight years as a lawmaker!
Before he was a lawmaker, Bill was a law enforcer. As a gutsy district attorney, he fought corruption in the Reno city government and police department; personally prosecuted some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Nevada; and was subject, along with his family, to threats from dangerous criminal elements bent on destroying his reputation – or worse.
Starting when Reno was still the state’s gaming and entertainment Capital, Bill’s engaging personality and reputation as a tough pro-secutor and brilliant legal mind, has drawn to him the nation’s most famous and powerful.
Archer, Michael. A man of his word . Bill Raggio. 17 Apr. 2014
There's a basin, wrought of reason,
tortoise dry and clean of air
Where rivers hike to meet their fate,
get lost and disappear
Where Grand Adventure had a say
and different would prevail
And where only hardy life hangs on
to all that it entails... Read More