North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City mayor results trickle in

Pat Spearman, left, and Pamela Goynes-Brown, right (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Three Las Vegas Valley cities are on the way to getting new mayors.

Election results reflect all votes cast during in-person early voting and on Election Day, as well as mail ballots received and counted up to Tuesday. But since mail ballots postmarked by Tuesday can still be received by the county until Saturday, totals are expected to change.

Results posted after midnight on the county’s website showed complete totals for local races.

North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown was leading in the race for North Las Vegas mayor, with 36.4 percent of the vote, ahead of state Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, who had 16.7 percent. They will advance to a runoff in the November general election. Whoever wins will become the city’s first Black mayor.

They are vying to replace incumbent Mayor John Lee, who gave up his seat to run for governor on the Republican ticket after switching political parties in April 2021.

Five other candidates are also ran for the seat: Jesse Addison III; Nathan Atkins; Gary Bouchard; Laura Perkins; and Robert “Twixx” Taylor.

Also in North Las Vegas, council incumbents Isaac Barron in Ward 1 and Scott Black in Ward 3 appeared to be winning their seats outright in the primary, without a need to advance to the general. Barron had 65 percent and Black had 59 percent.

Henderson

In Henderson, Councilwoman Michelle Romero had an insurmountable lead, earning 75 percent of the primary vote to replace term-limited Mayor Debra March, who ran for lieutenant governor but was trailing appointed incumbent Lisa Cano Burkhead on Tuesday.

In Henderson’s Ward 3, there’s a field of six candidates. Trish Nash was leading the way at 32 percent, with Carri Cox in second place with 23 percent. The two will likely advance to a November runoff.

Boulder City

Former state Sen. Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City, was crushing incumbent Mayor Kiernan McManus in a three-person primary in Boulder City, the slow-growth enclave southeast of Henderson. Hardy had 66 percent of the vote, to McManus’ 29.3 percent. If his lead holds when all votes are counted, Hardy will win the mayor’s job outright.

Hardy served in the Nevada Assembly and state Senate, but is term-limited this year.

In the five-person race for Boulder City Council, Steve Walton had 33 percent of the vote and Cokie Booth had 26 percent.

Las Vegas

In Las Vegas Ward 2, incumbent Councilwoman Victoria Seaman was cruising to re-election, with 57 percent of the vote.

In Ward 4, former Councilman Bob Beers was leading in his bid to return to the council, collecting 38 percent, followed by ex-Assemblywoman Francis Allen-Palenske, who had 27 percent. The two will face off in November.

Beers previously represented Ward 2 in the city before he lost his seat in 2017. He also served in the state Assembly and the state Senate. (When he won his Senate seat, in fact, he was replaced in the Assembly by Allen-Palenske.)

In Ward 6, former think-tank president Nancy Brune was neck-and-neck with retired Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer. Brune had 29.65 percent, while Spencer had 29.55 percent. The two will advance to the November general election for a runoff.

Clark County Commission

In races for the Clark County Commission, incumbent Democrat Tick Segerblom was in the lead with 60 percent of the vote in his primary. Among Republicans, Jon Rider led Dennis Ayala 65 percent to 35 percent.

Commissioner Justin Jones and Commission Chairman Jim Gibson didn’t have primary foes.

Among Republicans for the seat currently occupied by Jones, Drew Johnson was leading at 48 percent and Billy Mitchell was leading with 54 percent of the vote for Gibson’s seat.

Contact Steve Sebelius at SSebelius@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0253. Follow @SteveSebelius on Twitter. Reporter Julie Wootton-Greener contributed to this report.