Municipal election results prove to be trouble for incumbents

LAS VEGAS - The 2017 municipal general election came to a close Tuesday night.  But the turnout for this year's municipal election was pretty low. The total total election day turnout was calculated at 44,238 or 8.57 percent.

The day of numbers was 13,362 voters. 

The two Las Vegas City Council seats up for grabs turned the race into one of the most contentious races in recent memory.

Michele Fiore and Kelli Ross battled each other out for the Las Vegas City Council Ward 6 seat, but Fiore came out on top.

Fiore won the primary in April, but she did not have enough votes to win the seat outright. Steve Ross termed out, so his wife Kelli ran for his seat.

Councilman, Ward 6 in Las Vegas
Michele Fiore         51.09%
Kelli Ross              48.91%

During the campaign, there was a lot of name-calling and mud-slinging between the two women.  There were even two complaints alledging Fiore had been paying herself from her campaign funds.

The race for councilman in Ward 2 has been heated between incumbent Bob Beers and challenger Steve Seroka.  Seroka who aggressively targeted Beers seat proved to be victorious in the municipal election.

Councilman Ward 2, Las Vegas
Bob Beers (Incumbent)          45.86%
Steve Seroka                         54.14%

The bulk of the conflict centered around the Badlands Golf Course development. Residents in Beers' ward were angry about the golf course development, and how it has been in limbo. However, Beers publicly supported the project.

In North Las Vegas, incumbent Councilwoman Anita Wood faced a challenge from a man endorsed and heavily supported by North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee.  Lee's support proved to be helpful because on Tuesday night Black beat Wood.

Council member, Ward 3, North Las Vegas
Scott Black                                54.09%
Anita Wood (Incumbent)            45.91%

In the past, Wood had been very outspoken on the council and disagreed with Lee on some issues.

In Boulder City, four candidates including incumbent Cam Walker ran at large for two council seats. The top two vote-getters Tuesday night will become council members.  Harhay and McManis shut out incumbent Walker.

City Council Member for Boulder City
Warren C. Harhay                   27.85%  
Kiernan McManus                   26.34%
John Milburn                           23.51%
Cam Walker (Incumbent)         23.30%

In Henderson, incumbent John Marz didn't get enough votes in the April primary to win his seat, but he was still able to fend off challenger Carrie Cox for the Henderson City Council Ward III seat.

City Council Ward III in Henderson
Carrie Cox                               48.40%
John Marz (incumbent)            51.60%

Municipal Court Judge, Dept. 3, Las Vegas
Heidi Almase (Incumbent)      47.32%
Cara Campbell                       52.68%

Question 1, a question to remove the 30 allotments per development per year limit from the Growth Controlled Ordinance while retaining the 120 allotments per year cap was also on the ballot.

Boulder City Question 1
Yes          28.81%
No           71.19%

Question 2, an advisory question, asked voters if they support an interchange on the I-11 at Buchanan Boulevard south of Veteran's Cemetery for Emergency vehicles and public access.
Boulder City Question 2
Yes          41.83%
No           58.17%

For a full list of election results go here.


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