Democrat Kate Marshall is mulling a run for the Mayor of Reno and has begun fundraising for her 2026 nonpartisan bid. According to financial records filed with the Secretary of State, Marshall has $116,000 cash on hand with contributions from her Democratic colleagues: Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar, Treasurer Zach Conine’s “Let’s Get to Work Nevada” PAC, Attorney General Aaron Ford and former Assemblyman David Goldwater.
Marshall was raised in San Francisco, received her Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley, and moved to northern Nevada in 1997 in order to establish an anti-trust division while working for the U.S Department of Justice. Her career in public service continued when she became the Senior Deputy Attorney General for the state of Nevada under Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa who she considers a “mentor and advisor.”
Marshall was initially elected as State Treasurer in 2006 and served two terms. Marshall ran an unsuccessful bid the U.S House in 2011 and in 2014 for Secretary of State. In 2018, she was elected Lieutenant Governor and served under Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak. In September 2021, Marshall resigned her position to join the Biden administration as Senior Advisor to Governors in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
At the time of Marshall’s resignation, Julie Rodriguez, the federal office’s director noted, “Her experience as a leader during Nevada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic will bolster the administration’s continued efforts to fight the pandemic and get as many Americans vaccinated as possible.”
Today, Marshall told The Globe, “It’s a real opportunity. There is a lot going on in 2024, but there is an opportunity for me to reach out and listen and be involved in various issues like housing, community development, small business concerns, healthcare issues, and shelter issues. I think politicians spend a lot of time expressing themselves, so I am honored to have the opportunity to listen.”
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