Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Tuesday filed paperwork to run for re-election, seeking her third and final term as the figurehead of the seven-member body during the first day of the candidate filing period.
Goodman made her candidacy official in the morning inside the Clerk’s Office at City Hall, just after announcing that she has Stage 2 breast cancer.
She wasn’t the lone Las Vegas council candidate to file, according to the city clerk’s office.
Ward 3, which represents downtown and will be unoccupied by the departure of two-term Councilman Bob Coffin, was the most active. Veterans Affairs project manager Melissa Clary, special education teacher Aaron Bautista and political newcomer Shawn Mooneyham each filed to fill that seat.
In Ward 1, currently represented by the term-limited Lois Tarkanian, two filed paperwork: Former Las Vegas employee Brian Knudsen and coffee shop owner Sherman Avery Ray.
No one filed Tuesday for Ward 5, a seat occupied now by Councilman Cedric Crear, who said he plans to run for election to a full term. He earned the seat through special election last year.
The filing period for municipal elections in Boulder City, Henderson Las Vegas and North Las Vegas hopefuls runs through Feb. 1.
Henderson Councilman Dan Shaw, who represents Ward 2, filed for re-election.
Perennial candidate Eddie Hamilton filed to run in Ward 1 to replace term-limited Councilwoman Gerri Schroder.
In North Las Vegas, incumbent Richard Cherchio filed to run for re-election in Ward 4. Cherchio served two years on the Council after a 2009 appointment, but lost his bid for re-election in 2011 to Wade Wagner by one vote. He won the seat back in 2015.
Longtime businessman Pete Shields also filed for the Ward 4 seat on Tuesday. Shields has lived in Nevada for 50 years, and North Las Vegas for 17 years. He is the owner of Pete Shields Stucco.
In Boulder City, as of 5:30 p.m., Mayor Rod Woodbury and Warren Harhay had filed to run for mayor. Councilman Rich Shuman, James Howard Adams, Claudia Mendelson Bridges and Tom Tyler each filed for two open seats on the council.
Review-Journal staff writer Blake Apgar contributed to this report.
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