CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- Governor Brian Sandoval's office says the Governor is getting remarried.
The ceremony is set for Saturday, August 11, 2018.
His office released this statement: “Governor Sandoval is engaged to Ms. Lauralyn McCarthy of Las Vegas and will be married this Saturday. The happy couple requests privacy for themselves and their families during this special time.”
The Associated Press says McCarthy "has worked in the gambling industry for more than two decades, including at casino equipment manufacturers Aristocrat Technologies, Scientific Games and IGT. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno."
The Governor announced in December 2017 that he and First Lady Kathleen Sandoval were 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 divorce was finalized two months later with this statement:
“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.”
Sandoval was elected governor of Nevada in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. 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.
The Governor and Kathleen Sandoval have three children.