LV Council candidates report contributions, expenses

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Voting was light for municipal primary elections April 2. (Photo Jeniffer Solis).

Monday was the deadline for municipal election candidates to file contribution and expense reports.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman raised $505,570 and spent $225,474 during the three-month reporting period.  Goodman also raised $111,000 during 2018. The term-limited mayor, who won election in the primary, has $467,000 in reserves. 

Ward 1 candidate David Marlon, who came in third and will not advance to the general, spent $140,000 of his own money in his bid for City Council.  Marlon, who raised a total of $217,618 and spent $213,831, says he quit his job as a drug and alcohol rehab executive to run for office. 

The candidate with the most votes in Ward 1, Brian Knudsen, raised just under $80,000 and spent $96,000.

Knudsen will face off in the general against Robin Munier, who raised $38,500 and spent $60,516.

Former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, the top vote getter in Ward 3, raised just under $120,000 and spent $141,000.

Melissa Clary, who will face Diaz in the run off, raised just under $50,000 and spent just under $67,000.

Ruben Kihuen, who missed out on the Ward 3 general election by five votes, had yet to file his contribution and expense report as of late Monday afternoon.

In Ward 5, Cedric Crear, who won the election in the primary, raised $204,000 and spent $213,000. 

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.


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