Elect Wesley Rice

Personal History


Joined US Navy Reserve before graduating high school (El Monte H.S., 1960).

Associate Degree from at Mt. San Antonio College (1962).

Joined Pasadena Police Department as a Cadet (1962). Promoted to Policeman in 1964.

Active duty Navy (1965 to 1967).

Pasadena Police Department Sergeant (10 years). Retired Lieutenant in Command of the Detective Section (1990, after 28 years of service).

Instructor at Citrus College in Covina, CA (1974 to 1982) (Police Science courses) 

Relocated to Douglas County (1991). Joined Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) as Reserve Deputy (1992). Received “Reserve Officer of the Year Award” (1993). Retired Reserve Captain (2007). Shortly after starting the Reserve Academy, hired as “As Needed Deputy.” He spent 15 years as the DCSO Senior Boat Patrol Deputy (Marine 7) on Lake Tahoe, earning several commendations. 

Currently, Deputy Constable (Lake Justice Court). 

Current Memberships: IFA 72, Navy League, American Legion, NRA (former member of Douglas County Fire Safe Council)



Wes on Marine 7, Lake Tahoe



In 1962, Wes married his first wife, with whom he had four daughters, including twins. His wife passed away in 1977, but he became “the luckiest man on earth,” when he met a lady named Eileen, who also had a daughter. They were married in 1980, and have now shared over 37 years together. Their five daughters have blessed them with 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


Public Service


Wes is a life-long Republican, active in Nevada since 1996. He served one year in the Douglas County Republican Central Committee as Lake Vice-Chairman and was twice elected as Douglas County Chairman. He was also elected as the Rural Caucus Chairman for the Nevada Republican Party and has served for 13 years. He traveled twice to the National Convention as a delegate, and once as an alternate.


Wes is serving in his 12th year as Trustee for the RHGID and was recently elected by his peers to serve on the newly reorganized DCLT Sewer Authority. If elected, it would be his hope to continue to serve as the Commissioner on that board.