After finishing her first term as a Municipal Court Judge, Department 3, Judge Almase faces an opponent and seems to be having a hard time raising money as well as gaining supporters.
Judge Almase’s desperation to keep her job as judge has her violating her own laws and ignoring the city’s Planing and Code Enforcement Division letter sent to her stating that political signs are not allowed in public property.
Judge Almase has signs in several vacant lots on Alexander and Hualapai, Alta East of Hualapai, Hualapai North of Alta, and at Alta and Summerlin Parkway, around the area of Angel Park Golf Course. All of these locations are City of Las Vegas properties.
Las Vegas Tribune was able to obtain a copy of letter Code Enforcement sent to the candidates, and it reads as follows:
“We are sending this letter to advise you that the City of Las Vegas Municipal Code 19.06.140(G) states that political signs shall be placed only on private property and political signs shall not be placed on any public property or right of way or posted on any utility pole or device. Please have the signs removed by May 15, 2017. Signs not removed will be removed by City of Las Vegas personnel, and impound fees will be issued to the sign owners when picked up. Please call if you have any questions.”
The signs were still there on Tuesday night at this newspaper’s deadline. Apparently, this judge, who is campaigning for re-election, is not paying attention to the city’s letter.
Almase vs. Campbell
After the Primary Election, Judge Almase was dropped by her campaign manager, David Thomas, a local marijuana (dispensary) kingpin, who the Las Vegas Tribune has taken issue with for his questionable ethics and political maneuverings. The lame excuse he gave for dropping her was that she was not able to raise enough money; Cara Campbell, her opponent for the seat, raised triple the amount of campaign contributions.
Campbell is a native Las Vegan and has been a prosecutor with the Clark County District Attorney for almost twenty years. She now serves as Chief Deputy District Attorney and has been a lead prosecutor on virtually every type of criminal case in Nevada.
She is committed to the safety and well-being of the community. Cara is endorsed by the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper. She has said on several occasions, including during a Las Vegas Tribune party in her honor, why she is running. Several people approached her asking her to run for Department 3 because “they need a fair judge on that bench.” After serious thought and talks with her family, she decided to file and run for that seat.