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Terms of endearment

A Weekly look at what to name after some of our valley’s more prominent elected officials

Much is currently being made of the attempt to enact term limits, passed in 1996, on many of the Valley’s elected officials.

One of the figures at the center of this political storm is County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury, who has the distinction of being one of the few elected officials to have something named after him—the Bruce Woodbury Beltway—while he was still alive and in office. Quite an honor.

That got us to thinking: What would some of our other elected officials eventually have named after them if they stayed in office long enough?

State Sen. Bob Beers—The Bob Beers Shooting Range for Teachers

State Sen. Dina Titus—The Dina Titus Speech Therapy Building at UNLV (or Foreign Language Institute)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid—The Harry Reid “The War is Lost” Monument

City Councilman Larry Brown—The Larry Brown Reflective Solar Energy Project (He’s bald, get it!? Never mind.)

Gov. Jim Gibbons—The Jim Gibbons Center for Family Justice

U.S. Sen. John Ensign—The John Ensign Public Tanning Center

County Commissioner Rory Reid—The Rory Reid County Convention Ballroom at Bally’s (Come early; space may be limited)

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley—Shelley Berkeley’s Closet, specializing in charitable clothing donations for underprivileged drag queens

Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese—The Gary Reese Barbershop Hall of Fame.

District Court Judge Elizabeth Halverson—The Elizabeth Halverson Law Library/Sleep Therapy Building

And for some of our non-elected notables:

The Dawn Gibbons Theater—Where tragedy and comedy collide nightly

The Sheldon Adelson Library for Revisionist History

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