Kara Jenkins has devoted her life to uniting communities and addressing their most pressing challenges. A cum laude graduate in sociology from Xavier University of Louisiana, Kara’s commitment to justice led her to active involvement in the Black Law Students Association at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.
After witnessing disparities between well-resourced and marginalized communities during pro bono work at Loyola’s Law Clinic, Kara dedicated her career to bridging these divides. She worked with Access to Healthcare Network in Las Vegas, delivering essential healthcare resources to underserved residents, including immigrant families. Subsequently, Kara served as the Ombudsman for Governor Sandoval, mediating constituent disputes in homeowners’ associations, and later as the Administrator of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission under both Governors Sandoval and Sisolak.
Kara, an alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, holds an Executive Certification in Public Leadership. Her extensive government service includes roles on the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights for Nevada and the Epilepsy Foundation Board. With 14 years of bipartisan experience, Kara is driven to bring inclusive policies to the forefront as she runs for Mayor of Las Vegas. She aims to lead the city toward a recovery that benefits all residents.