Candidates had until March 28 to file for a Las Vegas City Council special election for Ward 2. Nine candidates filed by the deadline, including former state assembly members Valerie Weber and Victoria Seaman. The seven other candidates are Patsy Brown, Bruce Feher, Hilarie Grey, David Orentlicher, Derrick Penney, Richard Plaster, and Michael Tomko. The special election on June 11 coincides with the city’s general election for mayor and three other city council seats. All of the elections are nonpartisan.
The special election became necessary after the former Ward 2 representative, Steve Seroka, resigned on March 4. He had served on the city council since 2017. Prior to his resignation, Seroka was the subject of a recall attempt. Recall organizers had accused Seroka of having anti-development positions.
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