Senator Carrie A. Buck

Party: Republican

Other Achievements

  • Nevada Association of Women Business Owners, Iconic Woman of Distinction in Education, 2018
  • Most Influential Woman in Scouting, 2015
  • National Distinguished Title I School, 2013 - 2014
  • Nevada and National Model School, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • CCSD Education Hall of Fame, 2011
  • ASCD Outstanding Young Educator, Leadership in Education, 2009
  • National Milken Award, 2008
  • Nevada Empowerment School Leader, 2008
  • High Achieving School, 2007 and 2011


  • Youth Leadership Authority Board of Directors, 2020 to present
  • Treasurer, Christian Chamber of Commerce, 2020 to present
  • Volunteer, Novum-U, 2019 to present
  • Volunteer, Las Vegas Women’s Huddle, 2019 to present
  • Chair, Discovery Charter School Board, 2019 to present
  • Volunteer, Love with Lemons, 2019 to present
  • Scouts BSA Executive Board of Directors & Membership Committee, 2018 to present
  • Volunteer, Capstone Christian School, 2018 to present
  • Charter School Association of Nevada Board of Directors, 2014 to present
  • Kasner Foundation Board of Directors, 2014 - present
  • Spread the Word Nevada Advisory Board, 2010 to present


  • Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy for Educational Finance, 2020
  • University of Southern California Superintendents Academy, 2019
  • District Administration Superintendents Academy, 2018
  • The Public Education Foundation Executive Leadership Academy, 2014
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce Leadership Henderson, Class of 2014
  • Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Adult Learning Theory, Human Resources, Public Administration and Educational Technology from NOVA Southeastern University, 2006
  • Masters in Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix, 1998
  • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Montana State University, 1995


  • Adjunct Professor for Doctorate and Masters level courses in School Finance, Community Partnerships, and Education Policy, Touro University, 2016 to present
  • Field Placement Supervisor for Administrative Internships and Student Teachers, University of Phoenix, 2014 to present
  • Adjunct Professor for Teacher Education and Administration, NOVA Southeastern University, 1999, 2014 - 2015
  • TESL Curriculum Developer, University of Phoenix, 2009 - 2011
  • Sierra Nevada, Nevada State College, University of Phoenix, TESL instructor, 1999 - 2016
  • Area Chair for the College of Education and Adjunct Professor in Teacher Education and Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix, 1999 - 2012
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher at Wooley Elementary
  • Classroom Teacher at Newton Elementary and McCaw School of Mines in Senate District 5
  • K-12 ELL Specialist and ELL Professional Development Trainer for 24 schools in the Southeast Region and Rex Bell Elementary School
  • Adult ESL Teacher at the Nevada Association for Latin Americans
  • Assistant Principal of Newton, David Cox, and Cunningham Elementary Schools
  • Principal, C.T. Sewell Elementary School
  • Lead Principal/Executive Director, Pinecrest Academy of Southern Nevada
  • President, The Pinecrest Foundation


Occupation: Educator, President, The Pinecrest Foundation
Born: 1971 Sioux City, Iowa
Spouse: Eric S. Buck
Children: Collen, Colbie, Branson and Barrett

Primary Sponsor

SJR2 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise the membership of the Commission on Judicial Selection. (BDR C-83)
SJR5 Urges the Legislature, Governor and community organizations to work together to resolve various issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BDR R-958)
SB99 Makes changes to provisions relating to fiscal notes. (BDR 17-700)
AB113 Increases the limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for sex trafficking must be commenced. (BDR 14-610)
SB117 Revises provisions relating to economic development. (BDR 18-600)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
SB119 Revises provisions relating to domestic relations. (BDR 11-163)
SB130 Provides for a presidential preference primary election. (BDR 24-37)
SB131 Revises provisions relating to the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management in the Department of Administration. (BDR 18-100)
SB132 Makes an appropriation from the State General Fund to the Eighth Judicial District for the funding of support services provided by juvenile justice assessment centers to pupils at public schools in the Clark County School District. (BDR S-553)
AB134 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-801)
SB135 Revises provisions governing access to the property and employees of public schools. (BDR 34-627)
AB135 Revises provisions relating to animals. (BDR 54-72)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-625)
AB144 Revises provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-699)
SB150 Makes changes to provisions relating to housing. (BDR 22-221)
SB152 Revises provisions related to education. (BDR 34-622)
AB159 Limits the civil liability of certain public schools for personal injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-230)
AB165 Revises provisions governing tuition for veterans. (BDR 34-681)
SB172 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-185)
SB178 Revises provisions relating to cosmetology. (BDR 54-630)
SB181 Revises provisions relating to alcohol and drug counselors. (BDR 54-558)
AB203 Revises provisions relating to certain proceedings concerning evictions. (BDR S-612)
SB207 Requires the development, creation and administration of a pilot program for the purpose of establishing new apprenticeship programs for certain industries. (BDR S-876)
SB221 Revises provisions relating to public employment. (BDR 23-629)
SB242 Prohibits targeted residential picketing. (BDR 15-937)
SB243 Revises provisions governing the confidentiality of the personal information of certain persons. (BDR 20-938)
SB244 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-621)
SB252 Extends the period during which certain complaints may be filed with the State Contractors' Board under certain circumstances. (BDR 54-961)
SB265 Revises provisions relating to work-based learning programs. (BDR 34-624)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to short-term rentals. (BDR 20-628)
AB325 Revises provisions relating to the recording of documents. (BDR 20-642)
SB333 Establishes a credit against certain taxes for a taxpayer who donates money to a charter school tax credit organization that makes grants to charter schools for certain purposes. (BDR 32-623)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SCR4 Directs the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study concerning the hemp industry in this State. (BDR R-604)
SR5 Inducts David R. Parks into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1165)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
SR6 Inducts Mark Amodei into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1164)
AJR7 Urges the Congress of the United States to pass the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. (BDR R-765)
SCR12 Celebrates the sister-state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan, which continues to enhance trade, educational and cultural relations. (BDR R-1151)
SCR14 Memorializes former District Court Judge Don P. Chairez. (BDR R-1140)
SB88 Revises provisions relating to emergency management. (BDR 36-51)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
SB97 Provides that certain restrictions relating to public gatherings do not apply to certain events at which a vaccine for COVID-19 is administered. (BDR S-897)
SB98 Makes various changes to provisions relating to the Carson Water Subconservancy District. (BDR S-579)
AB127 Revises provisions relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of peace officers and retired peace officers. (BDR 20-662)
SB133 Establishes provisions relating to obligations for the support of children. (BDR 11-552)
SB137 Establishes provisions relating to certain information and records concerning public safety. (BDR 14-7)
AB163 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-690)
AB178 Revises provisions relating to prescription drugs. (BDR 57-71)
AB199 Provides for the designation and operation of charter agencies. (BDR 18-804)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-550)
AB251 Makes various changes relating to records concerning children. (BDR 5-986)
SB251 Revises provisions relating to genetic counseling and testing. (BDR 40-478)
SB262 Establishes provisions requiring the award of reasonable attorney's fees under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-640)
SB264 Prohibits trucks and truck-tractors over a certain weight from using the left lane on highways with two lanes in the same direction of travel except to pass when no other traffic will be impeded, from using the left lane at all on highways with three or more lanes in the same direction, and from using a high-occupancy vehicle lane when there is only one such lane. (BDR 43-962)
AB314 Revises provisions governing civil liability for injury or death resulting from exposure to COVID-19. (BDR 3-448)
AB316 Revises provisions relating to veterans' benefits. (BDR 37-949)
AB328 Expands the circumstances in which a county clerk is required to cancel a preregistration or registration to vote. (BDR 24-609)
SB339 Authorizes a unit-owners' association of a common-interest community to lease abandoned residential property within the common-interest community in certain circumstances. (BDR 10-557)
SB343 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-551)
SB419 Revises provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (BDR 53-1139)
SB462 Creates the Reapportionment and Redistricting Advisory Commission. (BDR 17-1180)