Polly Hamilton, 57, died at her home in Reno on Wednesday December 2nd. Polly was born on August 18th, 1958 in Manila, Philippines. After a year there and another in Hong Kong, she and her family moved to New Jersey. When she was ten years old, it was back to Asia again for two years in Japan. She again settled in New Jersey and remained there completing a BA at Rutgers University. After living and working in New York City for five years, Polly moved to Minnesota where she earned a law degree at Hamline University. Polly spent her legal career in a variety of public policy positions in Nevada government. She began as an Administrative Attorney for the Nevada Public Service Commission dealing with the complexities of Nevada law regarding the regulation of electric and gas utilities, as well as transportation and telecommunications regulation. After the Commission was restructured in 1997, Polly was invited to join as an initial staff member of the new Public Service Commission of Nevada where she served until 2001 as Nevada’s new regulatory body focused on electric, gas and telecommunications providers during a time of turbulence as the regulatory environment regarding utility monopolies was rapidly changing. Polly then became the Executive Director of the Nevada Ethics Commission, and in that capacity managed the Commission staff and investigated complaints concerning Nevada’s public officers and employees, and presented recommendations to the commission for the resolution of complaints. She completed her legal career with over a decade of distinguished service to the Nevada Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. She was intimately involved with the broad scope of legal issues concerning consumer protection, fraud, anti-trust matters and deceptive advertising complaints. She also drafted utility related legislation, represented the Attorney General before the Public Utilities Commission in regulatory and rulemaking proceedings, reviewed expert witness testimony and made policy recommendations to the Nevada Consumer Advocate as well as the Attorney General.