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Las Vegas mayor election could seal 24-year Goodman legacy

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 11:56:02-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will try to beat back half a dozen challengers in a primary election Tuesday, hoping to cement a 24-year reign in the Las Vegas mayor's office that she has shared with her husband, Oscar Goodman.

The 80-year-old Carolyn Goodman was easily re-elected in 2015 and is expected to similarly sail to another four-year term on April 2.

Goodman brings her incumbency and familiar last name to a match up against six lesser-known political newcomers.

She must win more than 50 percent to lock-in re-election and avoid a June general election.

Voters across Clark County on Tuesday will also cast ballots for council seats in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and elect a mayor and two council members in Boulder City.