For the last ten years he has successfully represented a vast array of industries and clients before the Nevada Legislature, including banking, gaming, energy, health care, education, motor vehicle franchise, liquor distribution, and local governments. John’s interest in government affairs began at a very young age. His father, a Nevada attorney and lobbyist for over 35 years, introduced him to the art of lobbying when John was a young boy. Frequently John’s father would invite legislators to family dinners at John’s house. The fascinating policy discussions John was exposed to during these dinners, in part, inspired him to devote his education to the law and policy. A scholar athlete and four-year letter winner at Stanford University, John led the Cardinal football team in the 2000 Rose Bowl as the team’s long snapper. His father, John P. Sande III, also attended Stanford, making them the only father son combination in Stanford history to play in the Rose Bowl.
John graduated from Stanford University with a BA in both Economics and Political Science. While attending Santa Clara University law school, John served as the senior comments editor for the award winning Santa Clara Law Review and published “A River Runs to It: Can the Public Trust Doctrine Save Walker Lake?”, 44 Santa Clara L. Rev. 831 (2004). After law school, John returned to Nevada to pursue his legal and government affairs career in the state he loves. Active in the community, John continues to serve his community, and has been a board member for several non-profit organizations including the Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network, an organization that named him one of the top 20 professionals under the age of 40 in the Reno -Tahoe area.