Bruce L. Woodbury

Bruce Lund Woodbury (born December 15, 1944) is an American attorney and politician.[1][2] He is a member of the Republican Party.

Bruce L. Woodbury
Member of the Clark County Commission
from District A
In office
1981  January 5, 2009
Preceded byRobert Broadbent
Succeeded bySteve Sisolak
Personal details
Bruce Lund Woodbury

(1944-12-15) December 15, 1944 (age 75)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceBoulder City, Nevada, U.S.
EducationLas Vegas High School
Alma materStanford Law School (J.D.)
University of Utah
OccupationAttorney and politician

Woodbury graduated from Las Vegas High School, the University of Utah and Stanford Law School.[3]

Woodbury spent several years on the Clark County Commission. The Bruce Woodbury Beltway was named after him.[4]


Woodbury's political career began when he was appointed to the Clark County Commission to fill an open seat in 1981 in District A. He was elected in 1982 to a full term and was re-elected every four years until he left office on January 5, 2009. He was unable to run for re-election in 2008 due to term limits.

Woodbury had twice served as commission chairman. First from 1989 to 1990 and again from 1999 to 2000.[3]

Woodbury was appointed on the Las Vegas Monorail Company Board of Directors on February 3, 2009.[5]

The Woodbury family is prominent in Nevada politics, including Woodbury's son, former Boulder City Mayor Rod Woodbury; his daughter, former Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury[6]; his uncle, former Speaker of the Nevada Assembly Jack Higgins[7][8]; and his son-in-law, Glen Leavitt[9].


  1. "Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish Profile". Retrieved 2013-10-06.
  2. "Bruce L. Woodbury". Retrieved July 8, 2007.
  3. "Bruce L. Woodbury". Archived from the original on April 11, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2007.
  4. "Clark County beltway site". Archived from the original on June 16, 2007.
  5. "Bruce L. Woodbury Named To Las Vegas Monorail Company Board Of Directors". Las Vegas Monorail. February 3, 2009. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  6. ""Woodbury made lasting impression"". Boulder City Review. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  7. "Nevada Legislators" (PDF). Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  8. "Oral history of Bruce Woodbury". UNLV. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  9. "Obituaries,". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Broadbent
Member of the Clark County Commission
from District A

1981 – January 5, 2009
Succeeded by
Steve Sisolak