Mayor Al Litman
Mayor Litman hails originally from Duluth, Minnesota and moved to Los Angeles following graduation from the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science. Mayor Litman entered the Army in 1965 and served in Vietnam with the First Calvary Division Artillery where he received a Bronze Star for Valor and the Air Metal for flying in numerous helicopter flights. Following his military service, Mayor Litman taught public school for the Los Angeles Unified School District before teaching in Simi Valley California for 15 years. He taught and directed programs for special needs students, specializing in the mildly mentally retarded, as well as developing driver education and training for the deaf and hard of hearing, and other disabilities. In addition to his work with the public schools, he was an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, teaching in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology and also completed his Masters of Science in Administration and Supervision and his Doctoral work in Institutional Management. In 1984, he left education and founded an automobile service company until retiring and moved to Maui, Hawaii in 1994. After a brief retirement, he opened a small practice in Child and Family Psychotherapy as well as providing Autism consulting for the State of Hawaii public schools retiring again in 2004 moved to Mesquite. Since relocating to Mesquite, Mayor Litman has taught Psychology at the College of Southern Nevada, became active in veteran’s affairs, directed the Veterans Day parade for fourteen years and continues to conduct the annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day programs. He was responsible for bringing the Vietnam Wall That Heals to Mesquite in 2010, and was a founder of the Mesquite Veterans Center. In 2011, he was elected to a two-year term on the Mesquite City Council; being re-elected in 2013. On May 14, 2014, Councilman Litman was appointed Mayor and was elected to a four-year term in 2016, and again, a four-year term in 2020. In his spare time, he works out frequently at the City Recreation Center and has taught spin classes for many years. Mayor Litman has been married to Phyllis for 56 years.
Cindy has been involved with the Nevada Republican Club for just over two years. She joined the club because she felt the Board of Directors and members of the club have similar political goals and she wanted to be part of a larger team and support a similar effort. She believes that members of the club feel strongly about making changes that will keep America safe and a country to be proud! Cindy currently advises on strategic planning efforts. She makes every effort to attend all of the luncheons, First Friday Happy Hour events and Board Member meetings. She participated in her first Caucus this past February and had the privilege to be Assistant Site Manager for a caucus location with 45 precincts. She is also involved with the Summit Committees on Nevada Homeland Security. Cindy has lived in Las Vegas for seven years but considers herself to be a “true Texas girl from Fort Worth”. She recently retired from the medical industry and opened her own Parker L.E D. Design Lighting company. She is also on the Board of Directors for Summerlin Master Plan.
Cindy has a daughter and son; her daughter is a Producer for reality shows and her son works in the oil & gas industry. Her personal interests include; being an honorary board member for the NSPCA, volunteering time for various committees that support Veterans, working with Communities in Schools to assist teenage girls, and being spokesperson for EMG Care Foundation for Veterans. She also enjoys listening to all the amazing local Las Vegas entertainers.
John Moore is a former Nevada State Assemblyman in District 8. Moore’s legislative service includes serving on the 2015 SESSION COMMITTEES: Government Affairs (Vice Chair); Health and Human Services and Legislative Operations and Elections. Prior to political service, John Moore was committed to military service and was an Airborne Ranger in the US Army.
Fmr. NV Assemblyman
Neil Beller, Esq.
Neil Beller is a pillar of the community, serving the community by both practicing law for over 40 years and taking part in pro bono cases, and volunteering with a number of organizations dedicated to the well-being of children, the State Bar, politics, and as a board member at New Horizons School, in addition to his active membership and involvement with the Temple Ner Tamid. This dedication culminated in his being honored by the Clark County Bar Association in 1998 as Volunteer of the Year. When you retain the services of Neil Beller, you will quickly realize you are being represented by the best. His well-rounded knowledge of the various aspects of law from family to criminal law, coupled with his dedication to his clients’ needs, Mr. Beller offers you excellent representation, clear communication, and peace of mind knowing he is your best chance at prevailing in your case.Neil Beller has been either a partner or the sole proprietor of a law firm since his entrance to the Bar in 1969. He has also been a Deputy District Attorney and an Alternative Municipal Judge, so his thorough understanding of the law is unparalleled.
Peter Palivos, Esq.
Peter Palivos is a dedicated business owner, attorney, and philanthropist. Prior to finding great success in the real estate industry, Peter Palivos had quite a fulfilling law career. Upon graduating from Trinity College, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Peter Palivos found himself attending Chicago-Kent College of Law in pursuit of a law degree. In 1983, Palivos received his degree and began working for Rittenberg, Krichiver and Buffen Ltd. For over 3 years, Palivos worked as an Associate, Partner for Rittenberg, Krichiver and Buffen Ltd. before establishing his own firm, Peter A. Palivos & Associates. For over 20 years, Peter Palivos effectively managed his firm, before transitioning into real estate. Today, Peter Palivos works as a real estate developer both nationally and internationally. Peter focuses his development endeavors on a variety of sectors, including retail, offices, and multi family. Peter has developed and restored many projects in the United States and Europe. Two of the projects that received awards involved the renovation and restoration of two American landmark buildings in Chicago- the Oliver and Delaware buildings. Both of these buildings were two of the first steel skyscraper structures built in the world. Their construction occurred following the Great Chicago Fire of October 10, 1971, which destroyed most of the city and showed the importance of constructing steel structures instead of wood structures in densely populated cities. The Oliver Building is located at 159 N.Dearborn and the Delaware Building is located at 36 W. Randolph in downtown Chicago.
Sherry had her first taste of politics when she was seven years old and her mother took her to a rally on the tarmac at San Diego Lindbergh Field in California to see then Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon (that was before 9/11 so we could rally on the tarmac). She dabbled in politics until she volunteered for software support at the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego. Later, upon moving to Las Vegas, she volunteered at the Nevada Republican Party and was then hired. Throughout the years Sherry has continued to work for various campaigns and projects in the political arena. Sherry has been an active member of the Nevada Republican Club (11 years), the Clark County Republican Party (for 12 years), and the Nevada Federation for Republican Women (12 years). She also served as Secretary for Clark County Republican Party and is a Past President of the Republican Women of Las Vegas. In addition Sherry has been an active member and delegate for the National Republican Central Committee for state and national conventions. Sherry says that her greatest accomplishment from her involvement in politics is the accessibility to the government process here in Nevada and the fantastic people with whom she has worked! Sherry has lived in Las Vegas for 13 years but my hometown is still San Diego where I grew up…go Chargers!!! Her new “day job” is as a Real Estate Consultant with Keller Williams Southwest-Holdeman Realty Group. Sherry’s family includes Lyndon Holdeman and his two children, her dad and sister and family in San Diego, and her mother and my sister and her family in Kentucky. And of course, her two beautiful Lhasa Apsos Ava and Yap. Sherry’s hobbies and interests include, but certainly not limited to, travel, hiking, cooking, shooting, history, politics, National Parks, dance and theater.
Timothy S. Cory, Esq.
Timothy S. Cory, Esq. Timothy S. Cory is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s most widely consulted and most respected directory of lawyers, law firms and the legal market. The A signifies legal ability of Very High to Preeminent and the V signifies a Very High General Recommendation Rating. Mr. Cory is a former Chapter 7 Federal Bankruptcy trustee in Nevada and has been appointed Special Master and Receiver by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada and has served as a Commissioner for the Nevada State Ethics Commission (2012-2016). He is also recognized as an expert witness by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada. Mr. Cory has primarily concentrated his legal practice in the area of bankruptcy, business restructuring, creditors’ rights, real estate and federal litigation. Mr. Cory is a member of the Nevada State Bar, American Bar Association, presently serving on the Section on Business, Committee on pre-bankruptcy workouts and also formerly serving on the American Bar Association Special Task Force on payment of professionals in bankruptcy. Mr. Cory is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the John Sherman Myers Society of the Washington College of Law. He is admitted to practice before all courts in Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Cory was Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Howard W. Cannon, U.S. Senator for the State of Nevada (1977-1980), and federal law clerk for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (1980-1982). Mr. Cory’s practice includes a long list of high profile cases such as the Dunes Hotel and Casino, Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino, National Airlines, Riviera Hotel and Casino, N & T Associates, Inc. dba: Aladdin Hotel & Casino, and the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino, Jakes Crane and Rigging, Jim L. Shetakis Distributing and the largest civil rights action ever filed in the state of Nevada (Culinary Local 226 v. Clark County, Nevada.
Wendell P. Williams
Wendell P Williams founded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Committee and the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade of Las Vegas. Mr. Williams also founded KCEP 88.1 radio’s first community and longest running talk show, “Straight Talk”. In 1986, he was elected to the Nevada Legislature, serving 16 years as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education. While serving in the Legislature some notable people who interned for him include William McCurdy II-Commissioner in Clark County, Steven Horsford-US Congressman (NV-4), Sandra Douglass Morgan-President of the Las Vegas Raiders and many more. He also served as a teacher for Clark County School district for 11 years and in 2002, Mr. Williams became the first African American to serve as Speaker of the House. He has both an elementary school and a street named after him in Las Vegas.
Lynn Marie Goya, the County Clerk, and her office provide marriage and business services to the citizens of Clark County, Nevada, as well as couples from around the world who come here to get married. Las Vegas is recognized as the Wedding Capital of the World. Serving as County Clerk since 2015, Ms. Goya has sponsored several initiatives and promoted legislative improvements to ensure Clark County’s standing as the premier destination to get married. As an ex-officio member of the Clark County Board of County Commissioners and several other boards and committees, she is committed to transparency, integrity, and accessibility of the public records and services she maintains.
Clerk Lynn Marie Goya
Clark County, Nevada