Community elections: Fiore dominates amid a rough night for incumbents

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Steve Marcus Michele Fiore speaks throughout a town hall meeting sponsored by the Southern Hills Republican Women’s Club at Buckman’s Grille in Henderson Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017|11:30 p.m.

. It appears that 4 incumbents will be ousted and one familiar face will go back to a chosen workplace after Tuesday’s municipal election results are completed.

Here’s a breakdown:

City of Las Vegas, Ward 6

Previous Assemblywoman Michele Fiore defeated Kelli Ross for the Las Vegas City board Ward 6 seat. The ladies were vying to change the latter’s partner, Councilman Steve Ross, who was couldn’t re-run due to describe limits.

Fiore secured 3,885 votes, or 51.1 percent. Ross protected 3,720 votes, or 48.9 percent.

A thank-you e-mail sent by Fiore to advocates checked out: “Simply as I have been your advocate in the state legislature, I will continue to battle to improve the lifestyle in Las Vegas and make our community the very best in the nation to live, work and play.”

City of Las Vegas, Ward 2

Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers lost his Ward 2 seat to retired Air Force Col. Steve Seroka.

Seroka, who was running for office for the first time, secured 3,979 votes, or 54 percent. Beers secured 3,387 votes, or 46 percent.

Beers’ approval of a proposition to transform the shuttered Badlands golf course into property real estate played heavily in the race.

On election night, Seroka thanked his fans and family for running a grass-roots campaign that he said included knocking on about 40,000 doors.

“I’m really excited,” he included. “To go from new man to victory …”

City of North Las Vegas, Ward 3

North Las Vegas Councilwoman Anita Wood lost her Ward 3 seat to challenger Scott Black.

Black received 1,759 votes, or 54.1 percent. The incumbent got 1,493 votes, or 45.9 percent.

Wood has represented Ward 3 because 2009. Black is a newcomer to politics however was endorsed by North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and the North Las Vegas Police Officers Association.

City of Henderson, Ward 3

Henderson Councilman John Marz successfully safeguarded his Ward 3 seat against opposition Carrie Cox.

Marz received 7,115 votes, or 51.6 percent. Cox got 6,675 votes, or 48.4 percent.

Marz was the only incumbent to maintain his seat throughout the community basic elections.

On election night, Marz thanked his group and stated he is anticipating a great deal of good things to happen in Henderson during the next four years.

He added, “I enjoy to be a part of it.”

Municipal Court Judge, Dept. 3, Las Vegas

Incumbent Heidi Almase lost her seat to opposition Cara Campbell. Campbell protected 11,822 votes, or 52.9 percent. Almase protected 10,544 votes, or 47.1 percent.

City board, Boulder City

Warren C. Harhay and Kiernan McManus earned their way onto Boulder City’s City board by earning more votes than John Milburn and incumbent Councilman Webcam Walker. Harhay secured 27.9 percent of votes while McManus secured 26.3 percent.

Stone City, Questions

Stone City locals had two tally questions to choose. Both were comfortably beat.

Question 1 concerned loosening up limitations on the city’s controlled-growth ordinance; 71.2 percent voted versus it.

Concern 2 asked citizens whether they authorized of a full interchange on Interstate 11; 58.2 percent voted against it.

Low Turnout

Citizen turnout for the getting involved towns was 8.68 percent in general. That’s lower than the turnout for local main elections kept in April, which had an overall turnout of 9.48 percent.

Boulder City saw the highest turnout rate with 42.5 percent. North Las Vegas saw a voter turnout rate of 10.3 percent. Henderson and Las Vegas cannot make it into double-digit percentages, seeing rates of 8.2 and 7.6 percent, respectively.

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