This session marked the final term of Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton. Maggie has served in the Nevada Legislature for the past 22 years, first as a Senator, and then as an Assemblywoman. As Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, she has fiercely advocated for Nevada’s working families through countless hours of hearings and management of our state budget.
Coming from a working class background herself, as a waitress with the Culinary union, Assemblywoman Carlton always understood what it meant to work for a living to support a family. It’s rare to see working people represented among leadership in government, and even more rare to see leadership as prolific and tenacious as the Assemblywoman. Her institutional knowledge and budgetary experience will be sorely missed in future sessions. We wish her a restful, happy, and PowerPoint-free retirement for all the service she has given to Nevada. We admire Assemblywoman Carlton’s work and strive to emulate her commitment to Nevada’s working families. And we hope that our legislators of the present and future follow her example as well.
Thank you Maggie Carlton, the true MVP of the Nevada Legislature!