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Kate Marshall
Kate Marshall.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Nevada Secretary of State
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Nevada State Treasurer
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 8
PredecessorBrian Krolicki (R)
Base salary$97,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Kate Marshall (b. July 22, 1959, in San Francisco, California) is the current 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] She terms out in 2014, when her seat next comes up for election.

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


After graduating from UC Berkeley, Marshall taught English and Commerce in Kenya as a member of the 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 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-Present)

In 2006, Marshall was elected Nevada State Treasurer. She has served in this position since January 2007.[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. All candidates were uncontested.[5] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Marshall ran for the U.S. House in a special election on September 13, 2011. She lost to Mark Amodei (R).[6]

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.[7]

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.[8][9]


2006 Race for Treasurer - Democratic Primary[10]
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[11]
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.[12]

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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Preceded by
Brian Krolicki (R)
Nevada Treasurer
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