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Q+A:

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman: Loves home, family; limelight not so much

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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman speaks during an editorial board meeting at the Las Vegas Sun in Henderson on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.

Carolyn Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas

What person, living or dead, do you admire most?

Oscar Goodman!

What is the quality you like best about a person?

Honesty and integrity.

What are you currently reading?

"The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson.

How do you prefer to get your news and literature — digital or hard copy?

Either way as long as I get it.

What is your most recognizable characteristic?

When you are the mayor, everyone recognizes you. Makes it hard to hide.

Which words or phrases do you overuse?

The person I admire in question No. 1 says it's: "Let me tell you."

What makes you happy?

Family, cooking and successes.

What is your most prized possession?

My home.

What is your most embarrassing moment as a prominent figure?

The fact that I'm a prominent figure.

If you could make up the Nevada state motto, what would it be?

Leave your cares behind and visit the Tourism Capital of the World.

What is your greatest accomplishment in 2013?

Passage of film tax credits and my work with the film industry.

Any regrets this past year?

None.

What is your top priority moving into 2014?

Job creation, redevelopment, public safety, quality health care, education and continuing downtown momentum.

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