Las Vegas, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement today after learning of the passing of Dr. William “Bob”  Bailey:

“I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Dr. William H. Bailey. Dr. Bailey was a dedicated leader and pioneer in areas of civil rights, working as Chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, in addition to being an advocate for our state’s minority small business community. His contributions have made lasting impacts on both the city where he lived, as well as our great state as a whole. Kathleen and I send our thoughts and prayers to Dr. Bailey and his family at this most difficult time.”