Carolyn Essex recently graduated from the Emerge Nevada program in 2009. She is running for Nevada State Assembly in District 7, North Las Vegas in November, 2010.Carolyn is a Community Organizer and Political activist and currently resides in North Las Vegas. Public service and involvement has been her passion for more than 28 years. She first entered public service as an employee for the City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department in 1980. After leaving the Community Development Department in 1998, Mrs. Essex began a career in hospitality with Good Nite Inn, Inc. as their Operations Coordinator. She has also worked on the campaigns of Steven Horsford, Shelley Berkley and Dina Titus. As a precinct captain, she trained for and chaired a successful precinct caucus in January of 2008 and was a Clark County delegate for Barack Obama at the Nevada State democratic convention in Reno, NV.After completing her Emerge program last year, she said the training "gave me the confidence and knowledge to run - from all the nuts and bolts to announcing your candidacy, raising funds, and speaking before a small or large crowd." Her campaign is already off to a great start, with several successful fundraisers and a mention of support from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the local Asian American fundraiser in her community!Mrs. Essex's has gained appointment to the Citizen's Advisory Committee in North Las Vegas, Assembly District Leader (AD7) and is also a member of the State and Clark County, Democratic Central Committees. Her Emerge community has also proven to be an incredible network for her campaign, which has helped her meet new people and raise funds. "I just want to make them proud," she shared, in appreciation for everything Emerge has done to support her.