The race for Las Vegas mayor is now down to two women. In yesterday’s municipal primary, Carolyn Goodman won 37-percent of the vote among 18 candidates. But the wife of current Mayor Oscar Goodman failed to get at least half the vote needed to avoid a runoff. County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani edged out fellow Commissioner Larry Brown by just 15 votes for second place. Both women will square off in the June 7th general election.
Two incumbent Las Vegas city council members will return for another term. Lois Tarkanian and Ricki Barlow easily won more than 70-percent of the vote in their respective races, avoiding a runoff. But in the open Ward Three seat, it will be a race between former state Senator Bob Coffin and Adriana Martinez, the former state Democratic Party leader. Both led a field of seven candidates for the seat that covers much of downtown Vegas.
Las Vegas Municipal Judge George Assad has survived yesterday’s primary for a chance at reelection. The incumbent Department Three judge earned more than 28-percent of the vote, and will face Heidi Almase in the general election. In Department Five, incumbent Judge Cedric Kerns won reelection by defeating challenger Bruce Gale to avoid a runoff. And in Department Two, it will be a race between the wife of District Attorney David Roger and the son of former District Judge Joe Bonaventure. Susan Roger and Sonny Bonaventure led the pack of six contenders.
Two Henderson city council members won reelection. Councilwomen Debra March and Gerri Schroder each earned more than 50-percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. In the open seat for Ward Four, Sam Bateman and Mike Mayberry will face each other in the June 7th general election. Henderson Municipal Judge Diana Hampton picked up more than 70-percent of the vote to win a second term.
Several North Las Vegas races won’t be settled until June 7th. Incumbent City Councilman Richard Cherchio will square off against Wade Wagner in Ward Four. The race for the open seat in Ward Two will feature Pamela Goynes-Brown and either Tanya Flanagan or Linda Meisenheimer, who each tied for second place with 328 votes. There could be a recount, or even a draw of the cards to decide the winner.
Boulder City Mayor Roger Tobler won a second term in yesterday’s municipal election, picking up more than half the vote. In the race for two open city council seats, Rod Woodbury and Peggy Leavitt defeated three other candidates. Boulder City residents will decide five ballot questions in the June 7th general election.
Mark Wier was elected Mayor of Mesquite with just over 50-percent of the vote.
Voting details: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/election/Pages/2011MPrim.aspx