After trailing for most of the night, former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz eked out a victory over Melissa Clary in Las Vegas’s Ward 3. Meanwhile, consultant Brian Knudsen won the contest to succeed incumbent Lois Tarkanian in Ward 1.
Former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman won a special election to replace resigned Councilman Steve Seroka in Ward 2 on Tuesday.
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The paltry turnout underscores the challenge of engaging voters to participate in contests during odd-numbered years, with no state or federal races driving them to the polls.
Kiernan McManus defeated incumbent Boulder City Mayor Rod Woodbury, and two council incumbents fell to challengers in the municipal general election Tuesday.
North Las Vegas Councilman Richard Cherchio defeated challenger Pete Shields to win another four-year term on the council Tuesday night.
Municipal elections will bring new council members to the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Boulder City, while also answering ballot questions in Boulder City.
Candidates for Las Vegas City Council sought support for their bids from unions, businesses, elected officials and individuals, with varying degrees of success.
The union and a company linked to the controversial proposed Badlands golf course development have contributed money to help former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman get elected, but she says she’s running an independent campaign.
Brian Knudsen and Robin Munier, two veterans of Las Vegas City Hall, are facing off to replace the term-limited Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian.
Former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz and program manager Melissa Clary disagree over how much legislative experience helps as they compete to win the Ward 3 Las Vegas City Council seat.
One candidate, former Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman, has a head start in the race to replace resigned Councilman Steve Seroka, but six other candidates want the job, too.
Financial disclosure reports for city races were due Monday, providing the first glimpse of the year into candidate fundraising and spending.
Former Rep. Ruben Kihuen lost his bid for Las Vegas City Council by just five votes on Tuesday, as a former assemblywoman and a federal project manager will advance to a runoff in June.