Vote counting remains underway in Clark County, but new tallies reported Thursday reveal a narrowing gap between candidates in Clark County Commission District C, a race currently led by Stavros Anthony, who would be the only Republican on the commission should his lead hold.
Commissioner Michael Naft, a Democrat, is winning 53 percent of the vote in what appears to be a defeat of Republican challenger Michael Thomas, who received 47 percent in the race for District A. Naft was appointed to the seat in 2018 when Steve Sisolak vacated the seat to become governor.
As of Thursday, Naft has 65,504 to Thomas’ 60,154 of the unofficial tally.
The sprawling district encompasses the southern end of the valley east of Interstate 15 and north to Horizon Ridge. A smaller segment is bordered by Eastern to the east, Sunset to the north, Interstate 15 to the west, and west to Durango at the north end of the district.
Naft amassed a treasure chest of about $1.5 million for the race. He had $430,000 on hand as of Oct. 15.
“I’m not taking anything for granted,” he told the Current last month.
Thomas previously ran unsuccessfully for Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board. He raised $3,000 and had $1,200 on hand as of Oct. 15.
Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, has so far secured 53 percent of the vote (64,719) to defeat Republican Kevin Williams, who received 44 percent (53,469) and Warren Markowitz of the Independent American Party, who received 2.3 percent (2,797) in the unofficial count.
Kirkpatrick was a longtime assemblywoman and former Assembly Speaker in the Nevada State Legislature.
Her district includes a wide swath of the north end of the valley, bordered by Lake Mead and Cheyenne to the south, and Rancho to the west.
In the tightest race, term-limited Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony, a Republican, is winning 50.65 percent of the vote (65,873 votes), slightly ahead of Secretary of State Ross Miller, who received 49.35 percent (65,156).
Anthony is a former captain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The district includes the fast-growing northwest valley, bordered by Charleston the south and Rancho to the east.
Nevada State Assemblyman and Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy trounced former Las Vegas Fire Captain David Washington, an independent. He will replace Lawrence Weekly, who is term-limited.
McCurdy won just under 77 percent of the vote (42,891 votes) in the district, which includes economically disadvantaged predominantly Black neighborhoods. The district is bordered by Charleston to the south, Decatur to the west, Lone Mountain to the north, and Nellis to the east.
Washington received 23 percent (12,961) as of Thursday.
“My focus is going to be creating more jobs, identifying more affordable housing and addressing the economic situation we are in because of COVID,” McCurdy said in October, “if I’m lucky enough to win.”
McCurdy raised $308,531. Washington raised just under $25,000.