Special to the Las Vegas Tribune
Former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Captain, Higher Education Regent and current Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony announced his candidacy for Nevada Lieutenant Governor, the second highest
constitutional office in the state.
Anthony, who was first elected to the Las Vegas City Council in 2009 to represent Ward 4, is in his last term as a City Councilman. He has been a Las Vegas resident for 41 years, and has made community service and public safety his focus. Serving as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer for 29-years, he brings experience in the realm of public safety. 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.
“Watching the legislative session and the current administration’s handling of the mandates, the pandemic, and the economy — not only what the lieutenant governor didn’t do, but also what the Governor did do started me thinking maybe I should run and allow myself the opportunity to lay out competing visions on how to best move Nevada forward, and stop the continuation of the catastrophic policies of this administration,” said Anthony.
As Lieutenant Governor, Stavros will focus on economic development with an emphasis on small business, public safety across the state and safe communities, promoting and advancing tourism, and oversight of
the Nevada State Senate.
Anthony added, “I have spent a career in public service, with the last eleven years on the Las Vegas City Council, enforcing laws passed by the legislature. I feel it’s time to utilize my leaderships skills and
experience to deliver strong conservative and common-sense leadership for all Nevadans.”
Stavros 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.
“As I have done throughout my career, I will rise to the occasion to help our state and our people move forward and flourish,” Anthony said.