Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Bachelor in General Science, Oregon State University, 1981; D of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1985.
Intern West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. Owner West Flamingo Animal Hospital, Las Vegas, 1987—1994, South Shores Animal Hospital, Las Vegas, since 1994. General manager Gold Strike Hotel & Casino, 1991, Nevada Landing Hotel & Casino, 1992.
Member from 1st Nevada District United States Congress, Washington, 1995—1999. United States Senator from Nevada, since 2001. Chairman National Republican Senatorial Committee, 2007—2009.
Married Darlene Sciarretta Ensign. 1 child, Trevor.