Danny Tarkanian has lived in Nevada for close to 50 years. He is married to Amy Tarkanian, former Chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party. They have four children. Lois, Ashley and Ava who attend Douglas High School and Jerry who attends Minden Elementary. Danny attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. He graduated with high-honors from UNLV and magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is also a successful commercial real estate developer of the Tarkanian Professional Center, a 100,000-square foot commercial center that has thrived even through Nevada’s real estate downturn. Dannys's father Jerry became the greatest basketball coach in NCAA history. Danny’s mother Lois founded the first private school for the deaf in California and served on the Las Vegas City Council. In 2004, Danny ventured into public service, earning the Republican nomination for State Senate. He was also the Republican nominee for US Congress in 2016, losing the general election by 1%, in the most expensive congressional race in the country. Danny was the only Republican candidate in southern Nevada who stood by the presidential candidate Donald J. Trump throughout the campaign.