Henderson Mayor Keeps Seat, North Las Vegas Mayor Out

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former state Sen. John Lee has ousted incumbent Shari Buck in the North Las Vegas mayor's race.

The ouster comes after Lee out-fundraised his opponent by nearly $55,000 and earned more than half of the votes in the Tuesday election.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Buck, who's the city's first elected female mayor, was opposed by public employee unions. Lee, who's a three-term Democratic state lawmaker, had the endorsement of the North Las Vegas Police Supervisors Union and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

In nearby Henderson, Mayor Andy Hafen staved off six challengers to win another four-year term.

Hafen has been mayor since 2009, and had joined the City Council in 1987.

A little more than 12 percent of active registered voters participated in the Henderson election.


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