I received an email from Jack yesterday saying he would be moving to California with his wife. He informed me that he would not be able to write for The Nevada View any longer. He cited health reasons for his move.
Jack Wood has been a stalwart in the local progressive movement, an ardent activist with the Nye County Democratic Party, and one heck of a blogger with his own Nye Gateway and here on TNV. We certainly will miss his contributions around here and wish him the best of health and luck with his move.
I felt it appropriate to post his bio from our about page here:
Jack was born and raised on a farm in Oklahoma in 1933. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, serving in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Philippines, Guam, and Iwo Jima. Honorably discharged in 1954 he attended college on the GI Bill graduating from the University of California with a B.A. in Education and minor in Psychology.
He was a Juvenile Probation Officer in Tulare County, California. He then became a California Adult Parole Agent for the Bakersfield and Sacramento regions, transferred into Folsom State Prison as a Correctional Counselor, then an Administrative Analyst in the Department of Corrections Headquarters. He was the Parole Agent of Merle Haggard while in Bakersfield following Haggard’s parole from San Quentin.
Jack entered the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor degree in 1968. He was a prosecutor for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and subsequently the Assistant District Attorney of Butte County, California. He entered the private practice of law and continued his law practice as a trial lawyer completing 27 years of law.
Jack and his wife for 55 years, Lillie, both age 78, live in Pahrump, Nevada. Jack and Lillie are the parents of three children, five grand-children and one great-granddaughter. Jack has filled his retirement years writing a weekly column for the Pahrump Mirror. He writes the Nye—Gateway to Nevada’s Rurals blog and is an active member of the Nye County Nevada Democratic Party. He is also a co-administration of the Nye Nevada Democratic Party Facebook group.
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Justin is also an associate at the Ramirez Group in Las Vegas. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee