After Tuesday’s election, the only thing that may change at city hall is the name of the mayor pro tem, but everything else stayed as it was Monday night.
Perhaps the result of Tuesday’s election should be a lesson to future candidates when they pick a campaign manager: they must make sure that their campaign manager is not a fanatic fan of Channel 5, as Lisa Mayo De Riso is, which resulted in every one of her candidates losing.
Not even one of her candidates was able to advance to the general, which is very bad for the record of any campaign manager. Even Mayo’s solo candidate in Henderson was not able to go to the general election. There is no general election in this year’s race.
Las Vegas Tribune hopes that those who are planning to enter the race for US Senate in 2016 will be able to realize that it is not effective to hire a campaign manager that is not available during election time due to known and expected sick and/or hospital down time, coupled with spending significant time out of town, in her case, in Alaska.
The newspaper is not creating this scenario since that traveling schedule is taken from a Facebook account that Mayo De Riso herself posted on the social media.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman took 54 percent of the vote making her the winner in this election over Lisa Mayo De Riso (Stavros Anthony); City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian gained 80 percent of the votes in Ward 1 over Lisa Mayo De Riso (Raymond Fletcher); with only 19 percent of the votes in Ward 3, incumbent Bob Coffin won with 56 percent of the votes
over Lisa Mayo De Riso (Megan Heryet); and City Councilman Ricky Barlow in Ward 5 took 68.50 percent over Lisa Mayo De Riso (Randy Voyard) with less than half that amount.
Mayo De Riso first recruited a man well known in his small circle, by the name of Eric Krattiger, who gathered 80 votes but dumped him after she recruited Megan Heryet who had already lost a previous election
trying to join the Nevada Legislature; Heryet got 19 percent of the votes, almost as many votes as newcomer Alicia Herrera, who hardly campaigned this first time out while getting her feet wet.
Lisa Mayo De Riso’s bad behavior in this municipal election backfired on her when she recruited candidates only to run against those incumbents that had sided with Mayor Carolyn Goodman on the stadium issue.
It does not pay to push people with no experience into an election for personal reasons because they may not have the money to hire a real and physically available-for-duty campaign manager.