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Newcomers Dominate Tuesday's Municipal Elections

All 3 Incumbents Defeated In Boulder City

June 12, 2019 - 6:43 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - -The Las Vegas City Council have three new members after all ballots were counted from Tuesday's municipal elections.

In Ward 1, city employee Brian Knudsen won the seat being vacated by incumbent Lois Tarkanian.

In Ward 2, Victoria Seaman held off a number of candidates to win the seat previously held by Steve Siroka. Siroka resigned from his seat rather than face a recall election.

In Ward 3, Olivia Diaz won a narrow victory and will occupy the seat currently held by the outgoing Bob Coffin.

In North Las Vegas, incumbent Richard Cherchio easily won re-election to his City Council seat in Ward 4. 

There will be a new mayor for Boulder City as City Councilman Kiernan McManus defeated incumbent Rod Woodbury.

Boulder City incumbents also took it on the chin in a pair of City Council races, where challengers Claudia Briggs and James Adams knocked out incumbents Peggy Leavitt and Rich Shuman.

Election turnout was extremely light, with a total of just under 6,600 casting a vote. That breaks down to a less than 4% turnout overall.