Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop

Co-Majority Whip
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

Primary Sponsor

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)
SB96 Makes various changes relating to services provided to persons with autism spectrum disorders. (BDR 38-89)
SB126 Revises provisions relating to library services in public schools. (BDR 34-76)
SB151 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-77)
SB169 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-79)
SB172 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-185)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR S-1003)
SB190 Provides for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives. (BDR 54-3)
SB195 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-677)
SB203 Revises provisions relating to civil actions involving certain sexual offenses. (BDR 2-577)
SB210 Revises provisions relating to the education of a child with an emotional disturbance. (BDR 38-561)
SB230 Enacts provisions relating to mental health. (BDR 34-82)
SB247 Revises provisions relating to apprenticeships. (BDR 53-575)
SB248 Revises provisions relating to the collection of medical debt. (BDR 54-576)
SB249 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-81)
SB250 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-1002)
SB307 Revises provisions related to the sale of alcoholic beverages. (BDR 52-945)
SB308 Provides for the establishment of a worksharing program. (BDR 53-716)
SB450 Revises provisions relating to the financing of school facilities. (BDR 30-1153)


SCR3 Memorializes former state Senator Joseph M. Neal, Jr. (BDR R-901)
SR5 Inducts David R. Parks into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1165)
SR6 Inducts Mark Amodei into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1164)
ACR6 Memorializes former Assemblyman and Senator Alan H. Glover. (BDR R-1158)
SJR8* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
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)
SB118 Establishes provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-155)
SB128 Directs the State Treasurer to conduct a study concerning publicly funded scholarship and grant programs in this State. (BDR S-535)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence. (BDR 16-926)
AB189 Expands Medicaid coverage for certain pregnant women. (BDR 38-130)
SB251 Revises provisions relating to genetic counseling and testing. (BDR 40-478)
AB270 Revises provisions governing the preservation of the Nevada State Prison and the Stewart Indian School. (BDR 18-646)
SB287 Revises provisions relating to higher education. (BDR 34-933)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to health insurance. (BDR 57-251)