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Legislative Biography -- 73rd (2005) Session

Clark County Senatorial
District No. 2

Born: 1957 – St. Louis, Missouri.
Married: Merritt Carlton.
Children: M. Grace and Lucy Carlton.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Gardening.

Legislative Service:
Nevada Senate, 1999-2005—five special and four regular sessions. Member: Senate Committees on Commerce and Labor, 1999-2005; Legislative Affairs and Operations, 1999-2001; Natural Resources, 1999-2005; Transportation and Homeland Security, 2005; Transportation, 2003. Legislative Commission, 2003-2004. Vice Chair, Legislative Committee for the Review and Oversight of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Marlette Lake Water System, 2003-2004; Member, Legislative Commission’s Committee to Continue the Review of Programs and Activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin, 2001-2002. Advisory Board on Maternal and Child Health, 200 1-present; Perinatal Substance Abuse Prevention Subcommittee of the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Board, 2003-present; Member, Nevada State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.

Executive Committee Member, National Labor Caucus of State Legislators; Girl Scouts; Las Vegas Interfaith Council; Culinary Local No. 226 Shop Steward; Southern Nevada Water Authority Citizens Advisory Committee on Water Quality; Griffith United Methodist Church, 1992-2003; Girl Scouts Girls Golf Club.

Personal and Professional Achievements:
Legislator of the Year, Nevada State Psychological Association, 2003; Nevada Women’s Lobby Outstanding First Term Legislator; Governor’s Fundamental Review Committee.

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