A big field has nominated to run for the special election to fill the Ward 2 seat on the Las Vegas City Council. Among them is Kristine Kuzemka. She is campaigning of themes similar to many other candidates - frugal budgeting and business development downtown. She has other issues such as Ward 2 getting a fair share of its tax revenue spent in the ward and she has criticized Mayor Carolyn Goodman for refusing to endorse same-sex marriage. Kuzemka says it could cost the city tourism dollars. We talk with the Las Vegas public defender about why she should win this week's special election.
A field of nine is running to replace Steve Wolfson on the Las Vegas City Council. One of them is Planning Commissioner Ric Truesdell. Truesdell has the endorsement of the previous mayor, Oscar Goodman and the current mayor, Carolyn Goodman. He is running on his experience as a businessman and his record of public service. Other candidates have been more critical of a developer running for city council.