Marilyn Kirkpatrick spent election night celebrating her victory in the Clark County Commission primary with friends and family after a long campaign.
Late in the evening, Nevada Democrats sent out a statement congratulating Kirkpatrick for her victory over current Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross in the race for the party’s nomination for Clark County Commission in District B.
“Tonight, the voters of District B nominated someone who has fought her entire life for the children and families of Southern Nevada. Marilyn Kirkpatrick is a champion for working families and a progressive leader who has fought for equality for every Nevadan," Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange said in a statement. "Marilyn was a leader in the fight to increase education funding and stopping the Republican attacks on the paychecks of working families during the last legislative session. Marilyn is a PTA mom who always puts Nevada kids first and has never forgotten where she came from. She is my friend, and I could not be prouder that Marilyn will continue to improve the lives of Nevada families on the Clark County Commission."
Kirkpatrick, who was appointed to the seat after Tom Collins resigned, beat Ross by around 30 points.
Kirkpatrick says her brief time on the commission helped her prove to voters that she could do the job.
"I have gotten right in, got work done. Tonight the voter spoke at least through the primary on what they want to see continue. And we will continue to do that," Kirkpatrick said.
Kirkpatrick will head to the November election where she will face Republican Kevin Williams.