Of four Las Vegas council seats up for election Tuesday, the least clustered is Ward 5, where just an incumbent and twochallengers will test their appeal among voters.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is seeking a third and final term on the council. But standing between her and re-election, six challengers who believe too many people have been left behind as the city has grown.
A four-day filing period concluded Thursday for the vacant seat, introducing a slate of experienced political campaigners — some who have clinched victories — into a contest to be determined by the June general election.
Early voting for municipal primary elections in four Las Vegas Valley cities ends Friday. This year’s early voting period for municipal elections is on pace to have the second-lowest turnout in the last two decades.
After a smooth rollout of its new appointment system in Northern Nevada, the Department of Motor Vehicles hasn’t seen anywhere near the same success implementing the system in the Las Vegas Valley.
The victor among a crowded slate of candidates seeking to represent Ward 1 on the Las Vegas City Council will likely be tethered to how much the Medical District progresses during their tenure on the dais.
Las Vegas mayoral candidate Mack Miller’s business dealings are under scrutiny of the Secretary of State’s Office yet on Tuesday he downplayed results of their investigation as a “major misunderstanding.”
Less than half of Las Vegas’ early voting centers are located in Wards 1, 3 and 5, where voters will choose City Council representatives this year. Five of the seven centers are open for two days or less, and only one is open on weekends.
While candidates addressed several issues at length, perhaps no problem in the urban ward has been more discussed or pervasive than homelessness.
Las Vegas City Council candidate Dave Marlon acknowledges he was arrested twice in domestic violence incidents involving his ex-wife, but the addiction recovery specialist denies any wrongdoing.