Tarkanian won’t endorse in primary

Lois Tarkanian
Lois Tarkanian on "Access City Council." (Courtesy: City of Las Vegas)
Lois Tarkanian
Lois Tarkanian on “Access City Council.” (Courtesy: City of Las Vegas)

Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian will sit on the sidelines during the primary election, in which a slew of candidates are vying to replace her. Tarkanian, who is term-limited after serving 12 years, says she may endorse in the general.

According to Tarkanian’s campaign report filed in December, the councilwoman contributed $10,000 in October to the campaign of Robin Munier, who previously worked in Tarkanian’s city hall office.

Tarkanian represents Ward One, the area roughly bordered by Sahara to the south, extending west to Durango at its southern end, and to Rainbow as far north as Cheyenne.  Ward One extends east to Interstate 15 and includes the Medical District near University Medical Center, a focus of city redevelopment.

This item was updated to reflect the campaign contribution from Tarkanian to Munier. 

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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