Local elections in Clark County Nevada gave some of our friends in the Silver State the chance to stop by the polls June 7th.
Final Results from 9:17 Las Vegas time
BOULDER CITY BALLOT QUESTION NO. 1
Is it ok to spend $350,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund on ambulances?
Precincts Reporting: 13 of 13 (100.00%)
YES 2192 (60.49%)
NO 1432 (39.51%)
BOULDER CITY BALLOT QUESTION NO. 2
Is it ok to spend $250,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund on police vehicles?
YES 1577 (43.55%)
NO 2044 (56.45%)
BOULDER CITY BALLOT QUESTION NO. 3
In a previous election it was decided that the city needs to have a vote on refinancing debt. This question is to get voter permission to refund or refinance the debt obligation of the city’s share in the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
YES 2,676 (74.42%)
NO 920 (25.58%)
BOULDER CITY BALLOT QUESTION NO. 4
The Boulder Library has the option from a pervious agreement to purchase a certain piece of land (“tract 99”, it is just over 4 acres of land) for $1. But it has to be done within a certain time and get voter approval. Should they do it?
YES 2,069 (58.25%)
NO 1,502 (41.75%)
BOULDER CITY BALLOT QUESTION NO. 5
Currently the City Charter has a 2 year residency requirement to run for Mayor or Council. This question would reduce that time to 30 days of residency.
YES 347 (9.59%)
NO 3,271 (90.41%)
BOULDER CITY BALLOT QUESTION NO. 8
Should the City Attorney be elected like the Mayor and Council?
YES 1,273 (35.15%)
NO 2,349 (64.85%)
CITY COUNCIL, WARD IV, HENDERSON
Bateman, Sam 8,330 (63.24%)
Mayberry, Mike 4,843 (36.76%)
Sam Bateman former DA takes on Mike Mayberry former Police Chief. Bateman, who has also been on the Planning Board says he has the vision and recent experience. Jobs and resizing government reducing government are keys. Opposes property tax increase and will reduce government
Mayberry says times have changed but he has the institutional memory to lead. Mayberry says developers are burdened by requirements and that needs to change. Bargaining units have taken cuts to help Henderson already.
Both discussed each others mailings.
MAYOR OF LAS VEGAS
Giunchigliani, Chris 21,601 (39.49%)
Goodman, Carolyn G. 33,104 (60.51%)
Chris Giunchigliani, a former State Assemblywoman, versus Carolyn Goodman, wife of the current Mayor. Goodman did not have enough votes to avoid the June 7 runoff. Local news reports that turnout based on early voting indicates a good sized vote this year although they are also reporting that Goodman almost cast her vote for Giunchigliani this morning.
COUNCILMAN, WARD 3, LAS VEGAS
Coffin, Bob 2,542 (52.50%)
Martinez, Adriana 2,300 (47.50%)
Bob Coffin, State Senator versus Adriana Martinez. Apparently it is going to be close again. In the primary the two were separated by only 49 votes bringing us to this runoff. Coffin has filed a suit for defamation against Martinez due to some campaign statements.
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE, DEPT. 2., LAS VEGAS
Bonaventure, Sonny 24,823 (48.13%)
Roger, Susan 26,756 (51.87%)
Sonny Bonaventure, public defender v. Susan Roger, prosecutor to become a Judge.
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE, DEPT. 3, LAS VEGAS
Almase, Heidi 29,077 (56.80%)
Assad, George 22,113 (43.20%)
George Assad is the Judge in this district and was challenged by six people in the Primary. Today it is down to Heidi Almase, attorney. She says that as the courts tend to traffic issues and that is a major way in which they interact with the people that they need to do respectfully and efficiently. She also says that she will work with other judges at the court.
Assad believes his 9 years there are his strength and that mental health issues need to be addressed to improve the courts workings.
MAYOR OF MESQUITE
uncontested Wier, Mark
Black, Jr., Leo 1,441 (16.32%)
Delaney, Cynthia ‘Cindi’ 1,198 (13.57%)
Hafen, Kraig 1,769 (20.04%)
Litman, Allan 1,538 (17.42%)
Ludvigson, Justin 1,255 (14.22%)
Rapson, George 1,626 (18.42%)
For the election of Councilmember, the top three (3) vote
getters will be elected as follows: Candidate who receives the highest votes
cast will be elected to a four year term. Candidate who receives the second
highest votes cast will be elected to a four year term. Candidate who receives
the third highest votes cast will be elected to a two year term.
ADVISORY QUESTION NO. 1
Mesquite City would like the voters advise about city elections being held in even numbered years as the county elections are held instead of in odd number years at the same time as other municipalities – starting in 2016.
YES 1,724 (55.51%)
NO 1,382 (44.49%)
North Las Vegas
COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD 2, NORTH LAS VEGAS
Goynes-Brown, Pamela 1,060 (58.92%)
Meisenheimer, Linda 739 (41.08%)
see article at http://www.lvrj.com/view/north-las-vegas-city-council-ward-2-linda-meisenheimer-and-pamela-goynes-brown-122489679.html to learn about these two candidates.
The best factoid, in my humble opinion, is that Meisenheimer and Tanya Flanagan tied on Primary day. If one more person had voted it would have address this issue. However, it was a cut of a deck of cards that allowed Meisenheimer to move on to this runoff with Goynes-Brown.
COUNCIL MEMBER, WARD 4, NORTH LAS VEGAS
Cherchio, Richard 1,830 (49.99%)
Wagner, Wade 1,831 (50.01%)
Richard Cherchio holds the seat but Wade Wagner had 72 more votes in the Primary. The runoff is because Wagner did not clear the percentage needed to avoid it. One other issue, police unions are unhappy with Cherchio becuase in the last budget he called for concessions or layoffs. Concessions had already made. Now at election time the unions are actively against him in return.
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE, DEPT. 1, NORTH LAS VEGAS
Kimble-Simms, Marsha 3,267 (42.40%)
Ramsey, Catherine 4,439 (57.60%)