Stavros Anthony cruised to a third term as a Las Vegas city councilman.
As of Wednesday, Anthony had collected nearly 74 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday’s primary election for Ward 4.
“It’s kind of neat to get that kind of vote of confidence,” Anthony said during his election party at Sierra Gold tavern, as it became clear he would avoid a June runoff against one of his three challengers. “I’m honored that the folks in Ward 4 have faith in me to elect me to my third term by an overwhelming amount.”
His closest challenger was Deborah Harris, who received nearly 13 percent of the votes.
Anthony garnered a staggering lead in campaign financing, raising $174,000 as of March 31. Attorney Sean Lyttle raised the second most as a Ward 4 candidate at just under $4,000.
Anthony attributed the results to being “out there talking to folks, face to face.”
“I do a lot of that, and I will continue to do a lot of that in my third term,” he said.
Anthony, 60, worked 29 years in the Metropolitan Police Department, 10 of which he served as a captain. He was elected as the Ward 4 city councilman in 2009.
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Las Vegas City Council Ward 4
Stavros Anthony: 4,738 votes (73.79%)
Deborah Harris: 827 votes (12.88%)
Sean Lyttle: 714 votes (11.12%)
Jon Edge: 142 votes (2.21%)