Las Vegas mayor wins third term in seven-way primary with 83.5 percent of the vote

The general election for mayor of Las Vegas was canceled following the primary election on April 2, 2019. In Nevada, candidates who receive a majority of the vote in the primary win election outright. Incumbent Carolyn Goodman faced six challengers and received 83.5 percent of the vote. The next-highest vote recipient, Phil Collins, received 5.3 percent of the vote. This will be Goodman’s third and final term as mayor due to term limits.
 
The Las Vegas City Council’s Ward 5 election was also decided outright in the primary since incumbent Cedric Crear received 59.7 percent of the vote. No candidates in Wards 1 or 3 received a majority of the vote, requiring a general election to be held on June 11. In Ward 1, Brian Knudsen faces Robin Munier in the general election. The Ward 3 race remains too close to call with all districts reporting.
 
The cities of Henderson and North Las Vegas also held primaries. Three city council seats and one municipal court judge seat were up for election in Henderson and were won outright, meaning the city will not hold elections on June 11. In North Las Vegas, one of two city council seats advanced to the general election. The Ward 4 incumbent, Richard Cherchio, faces Pete Shields in the general election.
 
Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and the 29th-largest city in the U.S. by population. Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada and the 70th-largest city in the U.S. by population. North Las Vegas is the fourth-largest city in Nevada and the 95th-largest city in the U.S. by population.
 



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