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August 31, 2015

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Las Vegas mayoral race drawing a crowd

The April 5 primary race to see who will be the next mayor of Las Vegas is now up to 15 contenders.

In the last two days, six people have formally filed for the office, which has been held by term-limited Mayor Oscar Goodman, who is finishing out his 12th year in the job.

Those making formal entries in the race in the last two days include Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and Goodman's wife, Carolyn Goodman.

Lesser-known candidates who filed Wednesday are Angel Vasquez, a former director of the Nebraska Mexican American Commission, and Deborah Love. Thursday's filings as of 2:45 p.m. were Anthony "little guy" Wernicke and Christine Montez.

Others in the mayoral race are County Commissioner Larry Brown, Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross, Katie Duncan, Joe Falco, Tim Gamble, George Harris, Larry M. Jeppeson, Marlene Rogoff and Abdul H. Shabazz.

The filing deadline for the April 5 primary is 5 p.m. Friday. If no one receives more than half of the votes cast, then the top two candidates will square off in the June 7 municipal general election.

The mayor's position carries an annual salary of $65,247.

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