Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today issued the following statement after learning of the death of former Nevada State Assemblyman Bernie Anderson:

“It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the death of my friend, mentor and colleague Bernie Anderson. A graduate of Bishop Manogue High School and the University of Nevada, Reno, Bernie was also a member of the Nevada National Guard. Bernie dedicated his life and his career to education and received the Teacher of the Month award from the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce in October 1985. I will always fondly recall his leadership as Chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, his passion for his constituents and his respect for those who testified before the committee. Kathleen and I extend our deepest condolences to Bernie’s wife, Clyda, their children, and his extended family and friends.”