Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Mayor Pro-Tem Stavros Anthony will be on Face The Tribune radio show on Tuesday, March 5th at noon, it was confirmed by City Hall spokesperson Jace.
Ms. Goodman, the wife of former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, was elected to the position in June 2011 after her husband was termed out by a recently created law that prohibits elected officials from serving more than three four-year terms or six two-year terms.
Carolyn and her husband, as relative newlyweds, moved to Las Vegas from Philadelphia in 1964, arriving in August with only $87 left in their collective pockets shortly after Oscar successfully completed the Pennsylvania bar examination.
Initially, Oscar worked for the District Attorney’s office while Carolyn worked in the hotel industry and thereafter in West Las Vegas for the Department of Labor.
Thereafter, while her husband traveled the country building what became an outstanding criminal law career winning high-profile cases, Carolyn raised their four children while simultaneously earning a master’s degree in counseling at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She has been one of the most productive and community-oriented mayors in Las Vegas and we will find out during her appearance on RadioTribune.com if she will be running for a second term.
City Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem Stavros Anthony, a former police captain with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, was elected to represent Ward 4 on June 2, 2009, and is now running for a second term in the upcoming election.
Councilman Anthony, a Las Vegas resident for 29 years, has made community service and public safety his focus as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer, a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, and now as a City Councilman.
Councilman Anthony began his career with Metro Police in 1980, and most recently served the community as a captain overseeing the Financial and Property Crimes Bureau of the department. As a captain, Anthony spent time in charge of many divisions within Metro including Professional Standards, Personnel, Vice/Narcotics, Northeast Area Command and the Transportation Safety Bureau.
Along with his experience in the realm of public safety, Councilman Anthony also brings an education background to the City Council. He was elected in 2002 to a four-year term as a regent with the Nevada System of Higher Education, and was re-elected to a six-year term on the board in 2006. As chairman of the Board of Regents, Anthony led the way in developing a master plan, system goals and a value statement.
Councilman Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1980.
In 1987 he graduated with a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and in 1999 he received his Ph.D. in Sociology from UNLV.
He has also attended the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Both city officials have agreed to appear on Face The Tribune–a mainly political and a little controversial Internet radio show produced by the weekly Las Vegas Tribune and hosted by the newspaper’s Founder and Publisher, Rolando Larraz.
Also the next day, March 6, the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Otto Merida will be the guest of Face The Tribune for the whole hour.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Otto Merida attended elementary and part of his high school at the Edison Institute in Havana, Cuba. He came to this country as a political refugee from Cuba in 1961 under the auspices of a program called Peter Pan, which brought over 14,000 children from communist Cuba to the United States in the early ’60s.
Through this program, Otto was sent to Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated from Salesianum High School, a private Catholic school. After working in New York City for two years, Merida attended college under the auspices of the Cuban loan, a program designed for Cuban political refugees, graduating with an Associate in Arts Degree from North Florida Junior College, in Madison, Florida, 1967, and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, in 1969.
Otto Merida came to Las Vegas in 1974 and worked for the State of Nevada’s Department of Education and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Program. In 1978, he became the Executive Director of the LCC and presently its President/CEO. At the present time, the Latin Chamber of Commerce has over 1500 members.
Face The Tribune, which often showcases interviews of political figures and entertainers of our community, airs daily on the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper’s own radio station, RadioTribune.com, since the station was launched in 2010.
One of the most notable recognitions Merida has received was having the first low-income housing development built in Las Vegas since the ’80s, consisting of 60 homes, named after him by the city of Las Vegas Housing Authority: Otto Merida Desert Villas.
Among the well-known figures that have appeared on Face The Tribune are 38-year veteran police detective Gordon Martines while he was a candidate for Clark County Sheriff, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, Commissioner Larry Weekly, and most recently Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani.
Martines has been with the robbery-homicide unit of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for almost 18 years and is presently embattled in a legal lawsuit against the Sheriff of Clark County and fourteen other police administrators and supervisors. He has said on many occasions that he is planning to throw his hat into the ring one more time in the race for Clark County Sheriff, but that has not been confirmed.
Many judges like Ann Zimmerman, Debby Lippis, Bill Jansen, Bill Kephart, Cedric Kerns and many political candidates have come through the small but brave radio station’s door, speaking out through a venue that prides itself on being a sister in spirit to the publication – the Las Vegas Tribune – that is the voice of those who don’t have a voice.
While maintaining a conservative editorial line, both the Tribune and RadioTribune.com allow others to express their own points of view and opinions.
Former Assemblywoman and US Senator candidate Sharron Angle cut the ribbon during the launching of the radio station.
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