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Municipal elections: Goodman wins third term as Las Vegas mayor

Posted at 10:40 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 02:18:14-04

LAS VEGAS (AP/KTNV) — Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has overwhelmingly won a third and final term in office, matching her husband Oscar Goodman's 12-year span running the city.

Carolyn Goodman captured eight of every ten votes Tuesday, allowing her to bypass a June general election. She needed to win more than 50 percent of the vote over six challengers.

While Goodman voted early Tuesday and attended a morning campaign event, the 80-year-old mayor didn't participate in her election night watch party at her husband's glitzy downtown steakhouse.

Goodman announced in January that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her husband announced at the party Tuesday night that she had been feeling too tired after a recent round of chemotherapy to attend the event.

He said she planned to rest and return to work Wednesday.

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In Las Vegas Ward 1, Brian Knudsen had 26.99 percent, and Robin Munier had 20.03 percent of the votes. These two will face off in the General Election.

Also, in Las Vegas Ward 3, Olivia Diaz led the field with 33.15 percent of the votes along with Melissa Clary 28.25 percent over Ruben Kihuen 28.09 percent.

Las Vegas Councilman Cedric Crear held on to his Ward 5 seat finishing with 59.73 percent of the vote over Henry Thorns' 29.31 percent.

North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City had city council seats up for grabs while Las Vegas and Boulder City were voting on a mayor with a municipal court judge seat open in Henderson.

Full results were being finalized on the Clark County Election Department's page here.