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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

John C. Carpenter


Assembly District No. 33

(Elko County and portions of

Humboldt County)

Rancher, Real Estate Broker,

General Business


Born:  1930; Fallon, Nevada.

Educated:  White Pine High School, Ely, Nevada.

Married:  Roseann Slater.

Children:  John, Scott, Elizabeth, Susan, Lois, Douglas, Linda.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1987-2003—three special and nine regular sessions.


Affiliations:  Elko Rotary Club; Nevada Cattlemen’s Association; Nevada Farm Bureau; Nevada Association of Realtors.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  President, Nevada Woolgrowers.  Past Chairman:  Elko County Commission; Elko County Hospital Board; Elko County Recreation Board; Elko County Board of Equalization; Elko Convention and Visitors Authority.  Awards and Honors:  Retired Public Employees of Nevada, Legislative Award for Exemplary Service, 1987; High Desert Advocate “Man of Year,” 1989; Friend of Education, Elko County Classroom Teachers and Elko County School District, 1990; Sentinel Award, mining support group protection of private rights in federal lands, 1992; Defender of Family, Freedom Fighter, Exceptional Courage, concerned citizens of Nevada, 1993; distinguished service to wildlife and habitat conservation—BLM, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Nevada Division of Wildlife, 1994; Excellence in Service, Civil Justice System and people of Nevada, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 1995; Silver Plow Award, Nevada Farm Bureau for service to Agriculture, 1996; Sherman Awards, Best Thing to Happen in 2000, opening of South Canyon Road, 2000; Blue Ribbon Coalition Inc., State Legislature of Year for successful efforts to protect and defend constituents’ rights to access and use public lands, 2001; A Salute to Patriotism, the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial Exhibit, 2001; dedicated service and support to health and quality of life of the citizens of northeastern Nevada, Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, 2001; and dedicated service presented by Last Chance Community, 2002.


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