73 Year Old Ex-Governor Of Nevada, Kenny Guinn Dies After Falling Off The Roof

July 23rd, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

kenny-st July 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Kenny Guinn, the erstwhile governor of Nevada died after falling from the roof in Las Vegas on Thursday. Mike Murphy, the coroner reported this to the Associated Press and said that they were looking into the cause of death.

The 73 year old Guinn was declared dead after been taken to the University Medical Center. This has been corroborated by both the law enforcement agency as well as the medical professionals.

The spokesperson for the family, Billy Vassiliadis, said that Guinn had been up on the roof , engaged in making repairs when he fell from the height.

The Las Vegas police said that they had responded to the call from the house at about 11 A.M and the injured man had been taken to the medical center since it was an emergency.

Kenny Guinn had been a Democrat initially but became a moderate Republican later. He had served two terms as the governor of the state and had remained in power from 1998-2007. However, his victory had not been smooth as there was wide spread criticism about his being the chosen candidate of powers who had vested interests.

He set about making changes which had a far reaching effect on the economy of the state. The tax collection and budgeting were revamped totally and he forced the student scholarship program through. The economy of Nevada which was dependant on the casinos of Las Vegas were also sought to be diversified. His tenure also saw the largest increase in tax generated income and he wanted to return $300 million in excess revenues to the tax payers.

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