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Maggie Carlton
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Nevada State Assembly, District 14
Incumbent
In office
February 7, 2011 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Prior offices
Nevada State Senate, Clark 2
1998 – 2010
Personal
BirthdayJuly 24, 1957
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Maggie Carlton (b. July 24, 1957) is a Democratic member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing District 14. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Carlton served in the Nevada State Senate, representing the Clark 2 District from 1998 to 2010. State term limits disqualified her from re-election in 2010.

Biography

Carlton's professional experience includes working as a community development director for the Great Basion Primary Care Association of Nevada and as a waitress.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carlton served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Transportation
Ways and Means, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlton served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carlton served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Carlton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Nevada Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt: "Our area has been particularly hard-hit by this economic downturn with far too many Nevadans out of work. Creating jobs for Nevadans must be our top priority. I supported a jobs bill to create 8,000 jobs and incentives for renewable energy development projects that create Nevada jobs."

Education

  • Excerpt: "We need to provide opportunities for all students, whether they go into the job market right out of high school or go on to college. We need more career and technical education programs in our schools, as well as programs to help those struggling to succeed and the gifted and talented. Our economic recovery depends on our commitment to education."

Health care

  • Excerpt: "I have long been active in efforts to help working men and women navigate our health care system. Nevadans need better access to quality, affordable health care. We also need to continue to work to protect patient safety."

Government efficiency and accountability

  • Excerpt: "We need to improve tracking and collection of unpaid taxes, to require more transparency in state spending and better long-term planning by state agencies."

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Maggie Carlton defeated Jack Brooks in the Democratic primary, while Matthew Yarbrough ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Carlton and Yarbrough will face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Carlton ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 14. Carlton ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Amy Groves (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaggie Carlton Incumbent 70.2% 10,535
     Republican Amy Groves 29.8% 4,475
Total Votes 15,010

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Carlton won election to the Nevada State Assembly, defeating Leon Roach (R).

Nevada State Assembly, District 14 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maggie Carlton (D) 6,543
Leon Roach (R) 3,506

2006

See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Carlton won re-election to the Clark 2 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating Tino Mendoza.[9]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 District (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Maggie Carlton (D) 4,781 73.29%
Tino Mendoza 1,742 26.71%

1998

On November 3, 1998, Carlton won election to the Clark 2 District Seat in the Nevada State Senate, defeating opponents Craig Kuntz (L) and Tino Mendoza (R).[10]

Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 District (1998)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maggie Carlton (D) 12,305
Tino Mendoza (R) 7,490
Craig Kuntz (L) 1,220

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carlton is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Carlton raised a total of $598,314 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[11]

Maggie Carlton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 14 Won $96,480
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 14 Won $107,281
2008 Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 Not up for election $21,100
2006 Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 Won $138,450
2004 Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 Not up for election $5,250
2002 Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 Won $100,988
1998 Nevada State Senate, Clark 2 Won $128,765
Grand Total Raised $598,314

2012

Carlton won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $96,480.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maggie Carlton's campaign in 2012
Nevada State Education Association$4,500
MGM Mirage$4,000
Nevada Power Co$3,500
Nevada Justice Association$3,500
Newmont Mining$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$96,480
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carlton won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $107,281.

2008

Carlton was not up for election to the Nevada State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $21,100.

2006

Carlton won re-election to the Nevada State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $138,450.

2004

Carlton was not up for election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2004. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $5,250.

2002

Carlton won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2002. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $100,988.

1998

Carlton won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1998. During that election cycle, Carlton raised a total of $128,765.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nevada

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 22 Assembly bills and 32 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

2011

In 2011, the 76th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 7 through June 7.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees, personal responsibility, families and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 31 Assembly bills and 31 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on education, educator salaries, benefits and collective bargaining.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on bills that are in the interest of southern Nevada.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".[13]

2011

Carlton received a score of 28.11% in the 2011 report card, ranking 61st out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[13]

Personal

Carlton and her husband, Merritt, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ellen Koivisto (D)
Nevada State Assembly District 14
2010- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Nevada Senate, Clark 2 District
1998–2010
Succeeded by
Moises Denis (D)