Husband and Father
Rich has three adult daughters and together with his wife Julie is raising a fourth who is currently in high school. Rich enjoys hiking with his family's dog in the mountains around the Truckee Meadows, exploring Nevada, and golfing.
Rich DeLong is proud 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.