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Kate Marshall
Kate Marshall.jpg
Nevada State Treasurer
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - 2015
PredecessorBrian Krolicki (R)
Base salary$102,898
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Campaign $$791,841
Term limitsTwo terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley (1982)
J.D.University of California, Berkeley
Date of birthJuly 22, 1959
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
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Kate Marshall (b. July 22, 1959, in San Francisco, California) is the former Nevada State Treasurer. Marshall, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006 and assumed office the following January. Marshall won re-election to her second, and final, four-year term on November 2, 2010.[1]

Since she was barred by term limits from seeking a third term as state treasurer, Marshall ran for the office of Nevada Secretary of State in November 2014.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014. Kate Marshall lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Marshall taught English and commerce in Kenya as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. She later returned to the United States and received a jurist doctorate degree from UC Berkley's School of Law, and interned for U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt's law firm in Washington, DC. She later was accepted to the United States Department of Justice's Honors program.[1]

In 1997, Marshall moved to Nevada at the request of the Nevada Attorney General to create Nevada’s Antitrust Unit as senior deputy attorney general.

In 2006, Marshall was elected Nevada State Treasurer.[1]


  • Attended, California State University-San Francisco[3]
  • B.A. - University of California, Berkeley (1982)
  • J.D. - University of California, Berkeley

Political career

Nevada Treasurer (2007-2015)

In 2006, Marshall was elected Nevada State Treasurer. She served in this position until January 2015.[1][3]



See also: Nevada secretary of state election, 2014

Marshall ran for Nevada Secretary of State in 2014.[4] The primary took place June 10, 2014.[5] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
Secretary of State of Nevada, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Cegavske 50.4% 273,720
     Democratic Kate Marshall 46.1% 250,612
     Independent None of these candidates 3.5% 18,778
Total Votes 543,110
Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.


October 3 debate

Barbara Cegavske (R) and Kate Marshall (D) differed over campaign finance laws, voter ID and same-day voter registration during a debate on Vegas PBS. Marshall criticized Cegavske for failing to spearhead campaign finance and ethics reform during her time in the Nevada State Senate. Cegavske argued that Democrats have held the Nevada State Legislature in recent sessions and failed to pursue campaign finance reforms. Marshall countered that Cegavske was the chair of the Senate Legislative Operations and Election Committee in 2005 and voted against a 2013 proposal for significant reform. Cegavske noted that her committee reviewed hundreds of proposals but committee members blocked most bills due to concerns for their respective parties.[6]

The debate highlighted stark differences between Cegavske and Marshall over voter ID and same-day voter registration. Cegavske supported voter ID during the debate while Marshall opposed an ID requirement due to the potential for disenfranchisement. Marshall argued on behalf of same-day registration at voting locations to increase turnout. Cegavske expressed concern that same-day registration might not be feasible as elections officials would need to verify citizenship and residency on short timetables.[6]


Marshall ran for the U.S. House in a special election on September 13, 2011. She lost to Mark Amodei (R).[7]

United States House, Nevada Special Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Amodei 61.6% 75,180
     Democratic Kate Marshall 38.4% 46,818
Total Votes 121,998


Marshall won re-election as state treasurer in the November 2010 election, defeating Republican Steven E. Martin and Mike Hawkins.[8]

Nevada State Treasurer (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kate Marshall (D) 338,588 48.31%
Steven E. Martin (R) 307,115 43.82%
Mike Hawkins 28,376 4.05%
None of These Candidates 26,837 3.83%

Ethics complaints

Ethics complaints were filed by the Nevada Republican Party against Marshall for alleged improper use of publicly-funded web pages, phone lines, and state employees for her 2010 re-election campaign. Nevada GOP state treasurer candidate Steve Martin also criticized Marshall for running commercials for the Nevada College Savings Plans featuring her name and voice in an election year.[9][10]


2006 Race for Treasurer - Democratic Primary[11]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Kate Marshall (D) 65.5%
Geoffrey Vanderpal(D) 20.2%
Write Ins 14.3%
Total votes 114,070
2006 Race for Treasurer - General Election[12]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Kate Marshall (D) 47.3%
Mark Destefano (R) 41.7%
Mark Andrews (IAP) 6.2%
Write Ins 4.8%
Total votes 573,589

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marshall is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Marshall raised a total of $791,841 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[13]

Kate Marshall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada Treasurer Not up for election $14,440
2010 Nevada Treasurer Won $295,046
2008 Nevada Treasurer Not up for election $14,498
2006 Nevada Treasurer Won $467,857
Grand Total Raised $791,841


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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Krolicki (R)
Nevada Treasurer
Succeeded by
Dan Schwartz (R)