Notable Nevadans

HON. DEAN HELLER

OF NEVADA

IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE

March 29th, 2012

Judge Huff

Mr. Heller:  Mr. President, today we honor the life and service of Judge David Huff, whose passing on March 27, 2012 signifies a great loss to Nevada’s judiciary. David’s commitment to the people of the State of Nevada will never be forgotten.  I send my condolences and prayers to David’s family in this time of mourning. 

David served the communities of Fallon and Yerington for 15 years as District Court Judge for Nevada’s Third Judicial District Court and the recently-formed Tenth Judicial District Court.  Since being elected to the bench in 1996, David’s main priority was to maintain and secure justice for the residents of Churchill and Lyon Counties. Throughout his career, David was deeply invested in community efforts to improve the justice system by developing policies that promoted excellence in court administration.

As a Vietnam veteran and Navy Justice School graduate, David made a commitment to his country long before he served the great State of Nevada.  He joined the United States Navy and after being deployed, worked for the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps to provide military individuals with legal support and assistance.  David also served as a military judge, demonstrating his continued resolution to upholding the laws of our land. 

Throughout his life, David maintained a dedication to the preservation of justice and integrity, which I am honored to commend.  Today, I join the Churchill County community and citizens of the Silver State to celebrate the life of an upstanding Nevadan and dedicated advocate on behalf of our State.