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Mesquite Republican Women Meeting
January 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We meet monthly (except July & August) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
at the Veterans Center 840 Hafen Lane.
Upcoming events – January 12th Meeting
JOEY GILBERT – FOR NEVADA GOVERNOR – THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP
Prepared to Lead and Serve Nevada From Day One
Father, Community Leader, Trial Attorney, Visionary Entrepreneur,
Veteran – World-Ranked Professional Prizefighter
A Strong Family Foundation: Learning Hard Work, A Love for America, and Staying the Course
• Raised in Northern Nevada since the age of 9
• Mother: RN and 27-year Healthcare Executive
• Father: Navy/Marine Commander – 3 combat tours as trauma surgeon – Practicing local physician
The Importance of a Good Education
• University of Nevada Reno Graduate (Bachelors degree)
• Thomas Jefferson School of Law (Juris Doctorate law degree)
Learning How to Fight and Win INSIDE the Ring
• 3-time NCAA boxing champion & 4-time All American
• Nevada State Golden Gloves Super-middleweight champion
• WBO-NABO & WBC-USNBC Middleweight champion (professional)
• Former #3 Ranked middleweight contender in the world
Fighting and Winning for Others OUTSIDE the Ring
• Selected “Best Law Firm” and “Best Trial Attorney”in Reno/Sparks – 2020/2021
• Long history of volunteering/advocating for non-profits and serving our youth and veteran communities
• Helped open 8 Nevada Counties and churches from unlawful, virus-related restrictions
• Current Board Member and Chief Strategy Officer ofAmerica’s Front Line Doctors
Military Service and Support
• Enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve in 2001; Basic training at Lackland AFB.
• Assigned to Individual Ready Reserve; never deployed. Honorably discharged in 2007.
• While competing as a professional fighter, was asked, and volunteered for 3 “USO-Tours” to visit our troops serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation IraqiFreedom in Iraq. Visited “forward operating bases” (FOB’s) in support of our Armed Forces, traveling overseas during Christmas & New Year’s —2005- 2006, and summer of 2006 – 2007.
CAPTAIN SAM BROWN, US ARMY, RETIRED FOR US SENATE
Sam Brown was raised by his parents with an expectation that he would embody the values of duty and service to the nation. As the oldest of five children from a rural Arkansas town, Sam knew that that the military could provide what his parents could not – an opportunity to serve his country as well as a path to further education. Thus, it was expected that he would not waiver in his commitment to duty and service upon receiving his acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point – one month after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. In those initial months of Operation Enduring Freedom as the initial troops were sent into Afghanistan, he accepted his place with the Class of 2006.
Following his graduation and commissioning as a Infantry Officer, Sam was further tested and graduated from the elite US Army small-unit leader courses, earning the designation as an Airborne Ranger leader. For his first operational assignment, Sam was proud to be stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and assigned to the historic 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division – Big Red One! Those six years of rigorous education and training culminated in his deployment as an Infantry platoon leader to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008. Only a few months into this deployment, Sam experienced the crucible of his life when his vehicle was struck by an IED blast that severely wounded him. Upon immediate evacuation from the battle field, he began a long three year journey of rehabilitation and recovery. This season of life was extremely painful and tough, but it was also full of hope and grace as he found faith through Jesus and a wife, Amy, who loved him despite the scars of combat and known challenges that come with such terrible trauma.
Sam was medically retired from the US Army as a Captain in September 2011, after more than five years of active duty service. The next several years, Sam and Amy spent much of their energy and time growing and raising a young family of three children and searching for professional and service-based purpose. Always finding it natural to connect with people with shared values and interests, Sam and Amy moved from densely populated and busy lifestyle of Dallas, Texas to the beautiful mountains and community of people surrounding Reno, Nevada in June 2018. They are fortunate to run a small business that provides time and resources for their family to invest in the things that matter most – faith, family, and service.
Sam still believes in those values sown into him from his childhood – duty and service. Today, he and Amy are raising their three children to: be joyful in suffering, develop endurance to overcome challenges, hold fast to character and values, and always find hope and purpose in God. Although he does not know what tomorrow will bring, he knows that the life he lives is not his own.