Candidate filing deadline passes in Las Vegas

On February 8, 2019, the filing deadline passed to run for mayor and three of six city council seats in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mayor of the city occupies the seventh seat of the city council. The primary is on April 2, and the general election is on June 11. Both elections are nonpartisan.

In the race for mayor, incumbent Carolyn Goodman faces six challengers in her bid for a third term. If Goodman is re-elected, term limits will prevent her from seeking a fourth term in the city’s next mayoral election in 2023. First elected in 2011, she succeeded her husband, Oscar B. Goodman, who had served the maximum of three terms in office.

Candidates in the mayoral race include Tina Alexander, former Clark County Treasurer candidate Phil Collins, Zachary Krueger, Amy Luciano, Vance Sanders, and former Nevada State Assembly candidate Mack Miller.

The city council races for Wards 1, 3, and 5 are all contested. Ward 5’s Cedric Crear was the lone incumbent to file for re-election, and he faces two challengers. He was elected to the council in a special election on March 27, 2018, after the resignation of Ricki Barlow. Barlow resigned after pleading guilty to using funds from his 2015 re-election campaign for personal use.

The race for Ward 1 features 10 candidates, and the race for Ward 3 features seven candidates. The last time these seats were up for election in 2015, two candidates filed in Ward 1, and six candidates sought election in Ward 3. The incumbents in both wards won outright in the primary that year.

Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and the 29th-largest city in the U.S. by population.