Nevada Lieutenant Governor
Oct 12, 2020
Kate Marshall
Nevada Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall grew up in working-class neighborhoods in San Francisco as the eldest of six children. She worked throughout high school and college, earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, with the help of scholarships, Pell Grants, and student loans.

After two years in the Peace Corps teaching high school in Kenya, Kate returned to earn a law degree from Berkeley. Kate then chose public service in the U.S. Department of Justice. There she served with distinction, fighting white-collar crime and taking on big corporations.

In 1997, Kate was recruited by then Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa to leave the Justice Department and come to Nevada to set up a state antitrust office.  Kate was elected Nevada’s State Treasurer in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.  One of her proudest achievements as Treasurer was creating the College Kick Start program. In the first statewide program of its kind, Kate partnered with local banks to open and fund college savings accounts for every kindergartner in public school in Nevada—and she did it at no expense to the taxpayer.

Kate was sworn in to office on January 7, 2019. As Lieutenant Governor, Kate is a member of Governor Steve Sisolak’s cabinet and serves as President of the State Senate. Kate is the Chair of the Commission on Tourism, Vice-Chair of the State Board of Transportation, a member of the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and a member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee.