Senator Carrie A. Buck

Assistant Minority Leader
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


  • American Legislative Exchange Council, 2022 to present
  • 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 to present
  • Spread the Word Nevada Advisory Board, 2010 to present
  • The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2008 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, Principal, President and Executive Director of the Pinecrest Foundation
Recreation: Travel and reading self-help books
Born: 1971 Sioux City, Iowa
Spouse: Eric S. Buck
Children: Collen, Colbie, Branson and Barrett
Grand Children: 2 grandchildren

Primary Sponsor

AJR1 Urges the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to study the effectiveness and use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans. (BDR R-838)
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)
SB79 Revises provisions governing access to the property and employees of public schools. (BDR 34-26)
SB84 Revises provisions governing the confidentiality of the personal information of certain persons. (BDR 20-28)
SB93 Revises provisions relating to offenders. (BDR 16-27)
SB110 Revises provisions governing the operation of vehicles on certain highways in the State of Nevada. (BDR 43-593)
SB113 Revises provisions relating to groundwater management plans. (BDR 48-595)
SB120 Revises provisions relating to esthetics and advanced esthetics. (BDR 54-23)
SB121 Revises provisions relating to offenses against children. (BDR 15-29)
SB122 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 15-284)
SB123 Revises provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (BDR 53-285)
SB128 Revises provisions relating to fentanyl and certain related opioids. (BDR 40-544)
SB129 Revises provisions relating to certain civil actions involving sexual assault. (BDR 2-573)
SB130 Revises provisions relating to the emergency powers of the Governor. (BDR 36-514)
SB134 Revises provisions relating to vision insurance. (BDR 57-642)
SB135 Revises the deadline for returning mail ballots by mail. (BDR 24-529)
SB136 Revises provisions relating to states of emergency or declarations of disaster proclaimed by the Governor. (BDR 36-520)
SB140 Authorizes certain counties to obtain reimbursement of costs incurred for certain activities that are subject to the excise tax on live entertainment. (BDR 32-166)
SB141 Revises provisions related to wildlife. (BDR 45-294)
SB149 Revises provisions governing reading and mathematics education. (BDR 34-647)
SB150 Revises provisions relating to psychological assistants, psychological interns and psychological trainees. (BDR 54-648)
SB151 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-287)
SB152 Revises provisions relating to the discipline of pupils. (BDR 34-25)
SB154 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 15-54)
SB157 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-173)
SB170 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 15-581)
SB173 Revises provisions relating to statements or confessions made in certain criminal actions. (BDR 4-645)
SB183 Establishes provisions relating to the collection and destruction of unused drugs. (BDR 54-576)
SB186 Revises provisions relating to certain state property. (BDR S-197)
SB188 Revises provisions governing firearms. (BDR 15-172)
SB193 Revises provisions governing the commerce tax. (BDR 32-584)
SB195 Revises provisions related to cannabis. (BDR 56-452)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-24)
SB212 Authorizes the reimbursement of teachers for certain out-of-pocket expenses. (BDR 34-585)
SB220 Revises provisions relating to the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program. (BDR 34-99)
SB221 Revises provisions relating to Medicaid. (BDR S-951)
SB228 Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration. (BDR 23-945)
SB230 Requires certain proof of identity to vote in an election. (BDR 24-175)
SB238 Makes various changes relating to certain voter registration agencies. (BDR 43-583)
SB255 Makes various changes relating to services provided for the treatment of diseases that predominantly affect children. (BDR S-646)
SB256 Creates the Charter School Facilities Account in the State General Fund for the funding of facilities of certain charter schools. (BDR 34-643)
SB267 Establishes provisions relating to insurance coverage of mental health services. (BDR 57-1020)
AB274 Revises provisions governing required instruction in financial literacy. (BDR 34-759)
SB295 Makes various changes relating to education. (BDR 34-644)
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)
AB323 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-114)
SB324 Revises provisions governing schools of nursing. (BDR 54-918)
SB342 Enacts provisions relating to veterinary medicine. (BDR 34-1012)
SB352 Revises provisions relating to prescription drugs. (BDR 57-134)
SB361 Revises provisions relating to solid waste. (BDR 40-935)
SB369 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 32-528)
SB374 Revises provisions relating to property taxes. (BDR 32-578)
SB377 Requires the Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of certain costs and expenses associated with opioid-related litigation. (BDR S-757)
SB383 Revises provisions relating to state governmental administration. (BDR 34-286)
SB438 Revises provisions relating to the recruitment, preparation and retention of teachers. (BDR 34-1061)
AB449 Authorizes a credit or refund of property taxes under certain circumstances when an applicable partial abatement of taxes was not applied or claimed. (BDR 32-767)


SCR3 Memorializes esteemed attorney and lobbyist Ben Graham. (BDR R-1095)
SR4 Inducts Richard Bryan into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1196)
AJR4 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. (BDR C-739)
SR5 Inducts Joseph Paul Hardy into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1195)
SR6 Inducts Claire Jesse Clift as an honorary member into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1197)
SB97 Enacts provisions governing the interstate practice of physical therapy. (BDR 54-402)
AB125 Revises provisions relating to public safety. (BDR 43-796)
AB185 Revises provisions governing the education of pupils who are children of military personnel. (BDR 34-524)
SB197 Establishes and revises the penalties for certain offenses involving fentanyl and carfentanil. (BDR 40-579)
AB241 Revises provisions governing the education of pupils enrolled in a public high school. (BDR 34-625)
SB286 Revises provisions relating to health care. (BDR 40-84)
SB319 Revises provisions relating to public employees. (BDR 23-953)
SB325 Revises provisions relating to elections. (BDR 24-105)
SB420 Revises provisions relating to the payment of certain fees for legal services. (BDR S-667)
SB428 Proposes to exempt sales of diapers from sales and use taxes and analogous taxes upon approval by the voters. (BDR 32-1033)