Community is about roots and for Max Carter those roots run deep. It’s something that he was born into. The grandson of a railroad pioneer Max is a third generation Las Vegan. He knows the Las Vegas valley because it formed him. He knows this valley because he helped build it. He knows this valley because he invested his time and energy into building its future.
Building that future has taken many forms - Max made a career out of negotiating contracts to benefit local workers. As a 30 year member of IBEW Local 357 he was responsible for the negotiations that lead to the development of the Copper Mountain Solar Fields. Hundreds of jobs utilizing local labor and offering good wages and benefits were the result. Working with the Moapa Paiute elders he advocated for and negotiated worksite agreements to utilize locally sourced labor from their community with real benefits and health care - more good paying jobs with benefits while also providing renewable energy to the valley.
Max got his start in organized labor working in the Stagehands Union while he was still in high school. He stood up for his fellow workers during the 1984 strike by not just manning a picket line but by working with the others to check on vulnerable displaced workers and helping to connect them to the Local’s food bank. Over the years Max has negotiated over 40 contracts with the Las Vegas Convention Center securing good jobs and protecting workers rights and safety.
Max knows that the community is about more than jobs and security - building community is about service to that community. He served on the Civilil Service Board overseeing the Human Resources Department of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department from 2007 until 2019. He began serving on the Sunrise Manor Town Board in 2017 and from 2019-2021 he served as chairman - volunteering his time to make his community a better place. He continues to serve the town of Sunrise Manor as a Town Board member making sure that the voices from his town are heard.
Community doesn’t exist without people and Max has dedicated himself to the service of others. He trained to become a Trauma Recovery Yoga instructor in 2018 and is a RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor. He has a passion for helping people work through trauma and since October 2019 has been on more than 250 scenes helping victims find a path to a better and healthier future.
In 2019, moved by his own experiences he became a Trauma Intervention Program volunteer and has dedicated hundreds of hours to being there for complete strangers in their darkest hours, walking alongside those who have the most urgent needs.
Max also revolutionized health care for IBEW Local 357 members by pushing for and implementing dedicated primary care clinics. To date 2 successful clinics are operational and serving members and their families and putting patient care first and ahead of the needs of insurance companies.
Max has spent his career and given his time to speak up and care for others in his community and he is ready to serve them as their representative in the State Assembly to continue to fight for careers with livable wages, work to provide access to affordable healthcare, and continue to work to find ways for a more sustainable Nevada for years to come.