Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:45 p.m.
Henderson Councilwoman Debra March will become the city’s next mayor.
March received 11,367 votes, or 55 percent, defeating city employee Rick Workman, who received 7,380 votes, or 36 percent. In municipal primary elections, if a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, they win outright without a runoff election.
Also defeated in the mayoral race were small-business owner Crystal Hendrickson, medical marijuana consultant Anthony S. Csuzi, 19-year-old Angelo R. Gomez, Donald Trump-supporter Eddie “Swamper” Hamilton and Jerry Sakura.
March will replace Mayor Andy Hafen, who could not run again because of term limits.
“I’m honored to be able to serve Henderson as the 13th mayor,” March told her supporters at her campaign watch party. “I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to every one of you for standing with me (in) this campaign and being a part of the process that creates good governments.”
Meanwhile, Henderson City Councilman John Marz will face off against Carrie Cox in a runoff election on June 13.
None of the three candidates for City Council’s Ward 3 seat received more than 50 percent of the vote, meaning the top two contenders will compete in a general election.
Marz received 8,600 votes, or 43 percent. Cox received 5,709 votes, or 28 percent, while Matthew P. DeFalco received 5,610 votes, or 28 percent — a difference of only 99 votes.
Finally, Rodney T. Burr ran unopposed for Municipal Court Judge Department 3. He has automatically been declared the winner.