Carson City Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies

CARSON CITY – Long-time capital businessman and elected official Pete Livermore died Monday of a heart attack at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center. He was 73.

Livermore, a Republican, served two terms in the Nevada Assembly but decided not to run for a third term this year.

He was a member of the Carson City Board of Supervisors, serving from 1998 to 2010; was mayor pro tem of Carson City, from 2004 to 2006; and served as a trustee of the Carson Tahoe Hospital from 1995 to 2011.

Livermore was born in New Orleans in 1941. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962.

He was stationed near Carson City during his service, which is where he met his wife, Laurie. When he finished his tour of duty he settled in Carson City, starting a family and a career.

The Livermores owned three successful A&W Restaurants.

He was proud of his Irish heritage and known for working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

He also worked tirelessly for youth sports in the capital.

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, called Livermore a fantastic friend in Carson City who was full of life and who loved his adopted town dearly.

“Pete will be missed, but not soon forgotten,” she said in a statement. “His speeches on the Assembly floor were always heartfelt and impassioned, and he could bring a smile to everyone’s face. Myself, and the entire Assembly Democratic Caucus extend our heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.”

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Livermore was a champion of the capital city.

“His legacy touched the lives of countless families across Northern Nevada through his commitment to youth athletics and public service,” he said. “I had great respect for Pete and his passion for helping others. He always brightened everyone’s day with his attitude, smile and kindness. Nevada and the Legislature lost a great man today and he will be missed. His contributions to the community and the Silver State will be felt for generations.”

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, said Livermore was like a grandfather to his legislative colleagues, “hard-nosed and cantankerous at one moment – generous and full of wisdom, the next.”

He will long be remembered by the citizens of Carson City, Hickey said.

Carson City native and Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., recalled that the A&W was “the place to be” growing up.

“As a legislator, Pete’s first thoughts were for the people in his district,” he said. “He was most influenced by his constituents and did not play party politics. He always felt he was elected to represent all the people in his district. Pete loved Carson City and was proud to represent the capital city. Rest in peace, Marine.”

Livermore is survived by his wife, Laurie, and 3 children, Richard, Sheri and Jackie.

Contact Sean Whaley at or 775-687-3900. Find him on Twitter: @seanw801.

Lights FC coach Eric Wynalda lost his home in California wildfire
Eric Wynalda, coach of the Las Vegas Lights FC soccer team, talks about losing his home in the deadly California wildfires during an interview in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Women face issues from Essure birth control implants
DeVonna "Kat" Normand said she had complications from the Essure birth control implants. Normand uses her Sin City Heat show at 22.3 TakeOver Vegas Radio internet radio station in Las Vegas as a platform to raise awareness about Essure and connect with other women who have used the device. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Truancy and Clark County schools
Tony Stark, one of 23 attendance officers with the Clark County School District, have a tall order tracking down students who aren't in school.
North Las Vegas Water Meters
Randy DeVaul shows off the new water meters that the city is installing.
Project 150 Thanksgiving 2018
About 100 volunteers for Project 150 box Thanksgiving meals for high school students and their families in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Three Square’s Maurice Johnson Talks About Food Waste
Three Square’s director of operations Maurice Johnson talks about food waste.
Parade preparation nears completion
Downtown Summerlin prepares for its annual holiday parade.
Clark County Wetlands promotes 2019 Wetland Walker Program
This year the park will be celebrating the Northern Flicker. The program is designed to teach about that bird, and encourage people to visit the Wetlands and walk the same distance the bird migrates each year.
Poet’s Walk Henderson introduces storytelling
Residents enjoy a storytelling activity.
Downtown Summerlin hosts its annual Festival of Arts
People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County educators debate alternative grading systems
Spring Valley High School principal Tam Larnerd, Spring Valley High School IB coordinator Tony Gebbia and retired high school teacher Joyce O'Day discuss alternative grading systems. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Grandparents on the fire that killed three family members
Charles and Doris Smith talk about the night an apartment fire took the lives of three of their family members. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
New York artist Bobby Jacobs donated a sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden
Bobby Jacobs, an artist from upstate New York, has spent much of the past year creating a sculpture of two separate angel wings. He donated the sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Weather will cool slightly through the end of the week
The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like