Gov. Sandoval marries Saturday at Lake Tahoe

Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lauralyn McCarthy. Governor's office photo.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- Less than a year after announcing his separation from First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has remarried.

The governor’s office released this statement on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018:

“Governor Sandoval and Ms. Lauralyn McCarthy were married last evening in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The happy couple appreciates the well wishes of Nevadans and they look forward to spending their lives together.”

The Associated Press described McCarthy as having “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 Associated Press says he is the first Nevada governor to get married while in office.

It is the second marriage for both.

Clark County court records show McCarthy was divorced in 2016 after nearly nine years of marriage, The Associated Press reported.

Sandoval was elected governor in 2010 and reelected in 2014. His term expires in January.

The governor announced the separation with this statement in December:

“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 made official two months later.