Gov. Sandoval, gaming official wed at Lake Tahoe

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lauralyn McCarthy shortly after their wedding ceremony Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. (Governor's office photo)

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lauralyn McCarthy were married Saturday in a private ceremony.

His office released a statement Sunday morning:

“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.”

Sandoval became the first sitting governor in Nevada history to get married while in office.

The original announcement said the couple would wed in Las Vegas. No reason was given for the event being held at Lake Tahoe.

It is the second marriage for both.

Sandoval's 27-year marriage to former wife Kathleen, was finalized in February. They have three adult children.

McCarthy, 48, is a 1992 journalism graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, and works as the vice president of new markets at Aristocrat Technologies, a gaming machine producer. She is also a board member of Opportunity Village and a trustee with Desert Research Institute.

Clark County court records show that McCarthy and Kenneth Hanifan divorced in 2016 after nearly nine years of marriage. The court documents indicated that the couple had no minor children.

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