Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop

Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Nevada Senate, 2018-Present (first elected November 2018)
  • 2013 SESSION COMMITTEES: Health and Human Services (Chair); Education (Vice Chair); Judiciary
  • 2011 SESSION COMMITTEES: Transportation (Chair), Education (Vice Chair), Judiciary
  • 2009 SESSION COMMITTEES: Education (Vice Chair); Corrections, Parole, and Probation; Judiciary; Transportation
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Health Care (Vice Chair); Legislative Committee on Education
  • 2011-2012 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Committee to Study a New Method for Funding Public Schools
  • 2009-2010 INTERIM COMMITTEE: Legislative Committee on Education
  • Nevada Assembly, 2008-2014 (first elected November 2008)—three regular and three special sessions

Other Public Service

  • Education Commission of the States, 2009-2010
  • Nevada Commission on Aging, 2009-2010
  • Focus on Nevada's Children, Junior League of Las Vegas
  • Early Learning Fellow, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement for Advancement & Support of Education, Nevada Association of School Superintendents, 2014
  • Top 25 Government Technology's Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, 2014
  • Outstanding Contributions to our Community & State, Women's Democratic Club of Clark County, 2013
  • Rising Star Award, Nevada Women's Lobby, 2009

Other Achievements

  • Western Legislative Academy, The Council of State Governments-WEST, 2010
  • Henry Toll Fellowship Program, CSG
  • Clark County School District Educator, 1974-2004
  • United Way's Education Council


  • Education Commission of the States - Commissioner, 2008-2014
  • Nevada Department of Education, Nevada Educator Preparation Program Committee - current
  • P-20W (Preschool - Higher Education to Workforce), Advisory Council 2015-2016
  • United Way of Southern Nevada - current
  • Toll Fellows Alumni & Western Leadership Academy, CSG 2011-2014
  • Early Learning Fellow, NCSL 2012
  • RPEN


  • Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, UNLV
  • Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education, UNLV
  • Educational Leadership and Management Certification, Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Library Endorsement, UNLV


Occupation: Educator
Recreation: Family, cooking and reading
Born: 1951, Las Vegas, Nevada
Children: Three daughters
Grand Children: Five grandchildren

Primary Sponsor

SCR2 Declares April 2023 as Financial Literacy Month. (BDR R-1096)
SJR7* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove the constitutional provisions governing the election and duties of the Board of Regents of the State University and to authorize the Legislature to provide by statute for the governance of the State University and for the auditing of public institutions of higher education in this State. (BDR C-944)
SB167 Prohibits the imposition of step therapy under certain circumstances. (BDR 57-81)
SB177 Imposes requirements governing Medicaid coverage of certain antipsychotic or anticonvulsant drugs. (BDR 38-82)
SB182 Revises provisions governing motor vehicles. (BDR 43-674)
SB189 Makes an appropriation to Communities In Schools of Nevada for the purpose of providing integrated student support services. (BDR S-499)
SB231 Makes appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to school districts that budget salary increases for certain employees and to the Department of Education for certain personnel costs. (BDR S-508)
SB259 Revises provisions relating to alcoholic beverages. (BDR 52-676)
SB260 Revises provisions relating to certain persons providing referrals to group housing for persons who are aged. (BDR 40-675)
SB266 Revises various provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-943)
AB274 Revises provisions governing required instruction in financial literacy. (BDR 34-759)
SB285 Makes an appropriation for civics education programs. (BDR S-86)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
SB291 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-503)
SB303 Revises provisions relating to motor vehicles. (BDR 43-673)
SB304 Revises provisions related to public safety. (BDR 20-188)
SB339 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education for the provision of grants to organizations to provide certain supplies and materials to teachers and specialized instructional support personnel. (BDR S-85)
SB340 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-10)
SB341 Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration. (BDR S-502)
SB350 Revises provisions relating to graduate medical education. (BDR 18-553)
SB379 Revises provisions relating to gaming. (BDR 41-1016)
SB425 Establishes the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education to develop a statewide vision and implementation plan to improve the public education system in this State. (BDR 34-1060)
SB441 Revises provisions relating to public health. (BDR 40-451)
SB442 Enacts the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact. (BDR 34-83)


AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
SR5 Inducts Joseph Paul Hardy into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1195)
SJR5 Urges Congress to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to cover the purchase of menstrual products. (BDR R-980)
SR6 Inducts Claire Jesse Clift as an honorary member into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1197)
SJR7 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish certain rights relating to reproductive health. (BDR C-864)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to certain civil actions involving sexual assault. (BDR 2-573)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to reproductive health care. (BDR 54-44)
SB132 Revises provisions relating to insurance coverage for living organ donors. (BDR 57-551)
SB133 Revises provisions relating to presidential electors. (BDR 24-539)
SB161 Makes revisions relating to personal health and wellness. (BDR 38-811)
SB164 Revises provisions relating to special license plates. (BDR 43-8)
SB166 Revises provisions relating to collective bargaining by public employees. (BDR 23-556)
AB169 Revises provisions governing the labeling of feminine hygiene products. (BDR 51-617)
SB186 Revises provisions relating to certain state property. (BDR S-197)
AB188 Revises provisions governing investigational treatments. (BDR 40-567)
SB195 Revises provisions related to cannabis. (BDR 56-452)
SB232 Requires the State Plan for Medicaid to include coverage for postpartum care services. (BDR 38-45)
SB243 Revises provisions relating to catalytic converters. (BDR 15-37)
SB244 Makes an appropriation to the Other State Education Programs Account for the creation and maintenance of school gardens. (BDR S-557)
SB249 Revises provisions relating to cosmetology. (BDR 54-829)
SB253 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-919)
SB267 Establishes provisions relating to insurance coverage of mental health services. (BDR 57-1020)
SB272 Revises provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 27-876)
SB273 Changes the name of the Nevada State College to the Nevada State University. (BDR 34-968)
SB275 Revises provisions relating to manufactured home parks. (BDR 10-958)
SB283 Revises certain provisions relating to health care . (BDR 54-555)
SB299 Revises provisions related to monorails. (BDR 28-955)
SB300 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a grant program for certain interns. (BDR S-100)
SB309 Makes various changes relating to health care. (BDR 15-498)
SB313 Revises provisions relating to mental health education. (BDR 34-58)
SB319 Revises provisions relating to public employees. (BDR 23-953)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to reckless driving. (BDR 43-934)
AB337 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-1052)
SB342 Enacts provisions relating to veterinary medicine. (BDR 34-1012)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to fentanyl and derivatives of fentanyl. (BDR 40-501)
SB367 Revises provisions relating to public safety. (BDR 15-942)
SB368 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 10-989)
SB403 Makes an appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide discounts on the governmental services tax. (BDR S-997)
SB428 Proposes to exempt sales of diapers from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes upon approval by the voters. (BDR 32-1033)