Nevada Assemblyman John Carpenter died on November 19, 2016 at 86.
A Republican from Elko, Carpenter entered Nevada Assembly in 1986. He was recognized by the Assembly for his exemplary service in 2009. Carpenter was known for his sense of humor and dedication towards his work in the Assembly.
His successor, Assemblyman John Ellison of Elko, expressed his regret on Facebook: “Our hearts are heavy and filled with great sadness that we had to tell an amazing man, leader, and friend goodbye yesterday. He was a great friend of mine. Nevada has lost a true leader.”