CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- UPDATE: Governor Brian Sandoval's office has issued a statement reflecting the dissolution of Governor Sandoval's divorce from former First Lady Kathleen Sandoval:
“As we announced at the end of last year, after careful and thoughtful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. Our divorce has come to an amicable conclusion. In consideration of our family, please respect our privacy concerning these matters. This is the last time either of us intend to publicly discuss the matter.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has announced that he and First Lady Kathleen Sandoval are separating with plans to divorce.
The governor’s communications director, Mari St. Martin, issued this statement:
“After 27 years of marriage, Kathleen and I have decided to separate and plan to divorce. It’s no secret that the demands of public life are hard on a marriage and ours has been affected in a way neither of us had envisioned or expected. We both remain committed to our three children and we ask that our privacy, and the privacy of all of our family members, be respected during this difficult time.”
The news was first reported Friday afternoon by The Nevada Independent.
Sandoval was first elected governor of Nevada in 2010. His second term is due to expire in January 2019.
With the nomination of Sen. Harry Reid, he was appointed federal judge in 2005. He had been elected Nevada attorney general in 2002 and served as Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman before that and also served in the Nevada Legislature.
He grew up in Reno and was student body president at Manogue High School.
Kathleen Sandoval is director of operations for Children’s Cabinet and they have three children, James, Maddy, and Marisa.