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Maggie Carlton's Biography


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Full Name:

Margaret 'Maggie' Ann Carlton




Husband: Merritt; 2 Children: M. Grace, Lucy

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Saint Louis, MO

Home City:

Las Vegas, NV

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Member, Nevada State Board of Education, 2023-present

Assembly Member, Nevada State Assembly, 2011-2022

Candidate, Nevada State Assembly, District 14, 2020

Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Nevada State Assembly, 2015-2016

Senator, Nevada State Senate, 1998-2010

Former Vice Chair, Commerce and Labor Committee, Nevada State Assembly

Former Member, Human Services and Capital Improvements, Nevada State Assembly

Former Chair, Joint Interim Finance Committee, Nevada State Assembly

Former Vice Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Audit, Nevada State Assembly

Former Member, Joint Subcommittee on Energy, Nevada State Assembly

Former Vice Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Human Services, Nevada State Assembly

Former Chair, Joint Subcommittee on K-12/Higher Education/CIPS, Nevada State Assembly

Former Member, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committee, Nevada State Assembly

Former Member, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining, Nevada State Assembly

Former Member, Public Safety, Military and Veterans' Services, Nevada State Assembly

Former Member, Subcommittee on Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Transportation, Nevada State Assembly

Community and Workforce Development Officer, Great Basin Primary Care Association

Former Waitress, Marie Callender's

Executive Director, United Labor Agency of Nevada

Waitress and Hostess, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, 1993-2007

Member, Perinatal Substance Abuse Prevention Subcommittee of the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Board, 2003-present

Member, Executive Committee, National Labor Caucus of State Legislators, present

Volunteer, Girl Scouts of America, present

Member, Griffith United Methodist Church, present

Member, Las Vegas Interfaith Council, present

Member, Southern Nevada Water Authority Citizens Advisory Committee on Water Quality, present

Shop Steward, Culinary Union Local 226

Member, Governor’s Fundamental Review Committee

Member, Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, 2007-2008, 2009-2010

Advisory Board Member, Maternal and Child Health, 2001-2010

State Director, Women Legislators Lobby (WiLL), 2006

Member, Nevada State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2001-2002


Nevada Women's Lobby, Outstanding First Term Legislator

Nevada State Psychological Association, Legislator of the Year, 2003

WiLL Pacesetter Award, 2005

Priority Issues:

Nevada Jobs & Economy -- Our area has been particularly hard-hit by this economic downturn with far too many Nevadans out of work. Creating jobs for Nevadans must be our top priority. I supported a jobs bill to create 8,000 jobs and incentives for renewable energy development projects that create Nevada jobs.

Education -- We need to provide opportunities for all students, whether they go into the job market right out of high school or go on to college. We need more career and technical education programs in our schools, as well as programs to help those struggling to succeed and the gifted and talented. Our economic recovery depends on our commitment to education.

Health care -- I have long been active in efforts to help working men and women navigate our health care system. Nevadans need better access to quality, affordable health care. We also need to continue to work to protect patient safety.

Government efficiency and accountability -- We need to improve tracking and collection of unpaid taxes, to require more transparency in state spending and better long-term planning by state agencies.