Long-time state senator Bill Raggio passed away last night while he was traveling in Australia. The Washoe County Republican represented his Reno-area district in 19 sessions of the Nevada Legislature. He had previously been Washoe County District Attorney. Raggio retired before the 2011 session of the legislature after he had been challenged as minority leader in the Senate.
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