Former state treasurer Kate Marshall enters race for Nevada lieutenant governor

Kate Marshall (Courtesy photo)

Former Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall on Wednesday announced her bid to become Nevada's next lieutenant governor.

Marshall was elected Nevada's state treasurer in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Prior, Marshall served as senior deputy attorney general, creating Nevada's Antitrust Legal Division under Attorney General Frankie Sue del Papa from 1997 to 2010.

Her announcement lists endorsements from several state Democratic leaders including former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, current Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto and congressional Reps. Dina Titus and Jacky Rosen.

“I’ve spent my career in public service putting the interests of Nevadans first,” Kate Marshall said in a statement. “During my time as State Treasurer, I set political posturing and gamesmanship aside, working with both parties to get the results Nevadans depend on. Working together we made our state government more transparent, we found innovative ways to diversify our state’s economy and increased educational opportunities for all of Nevada’s students while saving taxpayers millions of dollars."

Marshall will be running against Michael Roberson, leader of the Nevada Senate Republicans, who announced his bid for lieutenant governor last month.

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