Rich has been in business for over 40 years. He managed the Nevada operations for a business involved in natural resources development and then went on to start his own businesses supporting the exploration and mining industry. Today he provides his expertise to other businesses in Nevada as a consultant.
Husband and Father
Rich is married to his wife Julie
and together they are raising their daughter who is currently in high school. Rich also has two grown adult daughters and a labrador retriever.
Rich has a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in geology
and a Master's degree in Natural Resource Management. He served on the Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources under three Nevada Governors and as Chairman of the University of Nevada College of Science Advisory Board.
Natural Resources Expert
Rich started as an exploration geologist over 40 years ago. He managed operations for a company involved in natural resources development projects and today continues to work in that field today.
Rich DeLong is Republican and is running for Nevada's 26th Assembly District. He is a geologist, natural resource manager, and businessman. He has three adult daughters. He recently married his wife, Julie, and they have a daughter in high school.
Rich has a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in geology and a Master's degree in Natural Resource Management. He started working in Nevada as an exploration geologist over 40 years ago and has lived in the Truckee Meadows for over 30 years.
In 1988 he began his consulting career managing the Nevada operations for an environmental consulting company involved in natural resources development projects. In 2000, he founded and then built a successful consulting business supporting the exploration and mining industry in Nevada. In 2021 he sold the business and now provides his expertise and experience to the new company.
In 2005 Governor Guinn appointed him to the Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources and he was reappointed three times by successive governors, serving a total of 16 years. For the last seven years on the commission, he was voted Chairman by his fellow commissioners. In addition, he served for a number of years as Chairman of the University of Nevada College of Science Advisory Board.
Rich enjoys hiking with his family's dog in the mountains around the Truckee Meadows, exploring Nevada, and golfing.