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; Corrections, Parole and Probation; Judiciary; Transportation
  • 2013-2014 INTERIM COMMITTEES: Legislative Committee on Health Care; 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


SCR2 Expresses appreciation to the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for their service during the 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-18)
SR4 Expresses appreciation to the Senate staff for their service during the 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-21)