State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department


Ordering Flags to Half Staff

WHEREAS, there are certain individuals in the history of the State of Nevada whose character and conviction transcend political divides and inspire us all to make Nevada a better place, and Nevada State Assemblyman John Carpenter was such a person;
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Carpenter was born on October 13, 1930 in Fallon, Nevada, and he devoted his life to serving his family, his constituents, and all Nevadans;
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Carpenter moved to Elko, Nevada in 1957, where he and his wife, Roseann Slater, raised their seven children;
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Carpenter served for 14 years on the Elko County Commission;
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Carpenter was first elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1986, where he represented District 33 for 12 terms until he retired in 2010;
WHEREAS, he was a staunch advocate for rural Nevada, and a beloved colleague in the State Legislature, respected by fellow members in both political parties and all across Nevada, and, among other things, creator of the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the "Cowboy Caucus" in the State Assembly;
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Carpenter passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones;
WHEREAS, Nevada has lost one of its finest public servants, but Assemblyman Carpenter's reputation, character, and legacy of public service will live on for generations to come; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds until sunset on Saturday, November 26, 2016, as a mark of respect and in remembrance of Assemblyman John Carpenter.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 23rd day of  November, in the year two thousand  sixteen.

Official Nevada State Seal          Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson