The election for three members of the Las Vegas City Council, plus the Mayor, is on now. Two seats have been vacated, one by the termed-out rule, and one by a self-imposed retirement; the third city council election is a no-brainer because the sitting city councilman in that seat is without a doubt the only choice the voters on Ward 5 have.
As it always happens when there is an open seat in any election, everyone rushes to put their name on the ballot, hoping for a lucky
strike (to get elected) regardless of their lack of experience or qualifications, and then to sit there and follow the leader.
Ward 3 has two experienced politicos both looking for the famous paycheck “to serve the community” that they have let down before without any remorse.
Olivia Diaz is the “dedicated public servant” that knowing full well she was not going to keep her job in the Nevada Assembly ran for reelection, collected campaign contributions, and, after winning the same post she already had for eight years, called it quits “to serve the people of the city Ward 3 that needed the representation they don’t have.
The campaign staffers remember Ruben Kihuen as the man who might be doing them a favor by speaking and shaking hands because he is the shining star of the Democrat Party and the protégée of the infamous retired senator that never retired, Harry Reid.
They are both wrong for running in this election, but in all fairness, Miss Diaz was in the race first and Ward 3 does not need two Latino
Democrats to run for the same office; Mr. Kihuen should not have placed his name in that race diminishing the opportunity of Miss Diaz
to win that seat.
Of course, knowing the Democrats’ modus operandi, it will not be a surprise to anyone if they are both in cahoots to make sure that
either, one or the other, will add another Democrat to the city council and little by little turn the Las Vegas City Council into a socialist group like the County Commissioners with all of them fighting for a sanctuary government.
The voters in this year’s election in the city of Las Vegas should take a strong look at what happened in Cuba and in Venezuela because
communism is nothing but hunger, repression and a totalitarian regime with no freedom and much emphasis on hunger.
We are lucky to have the benefit of term limits and we do not have to be concerned with Lois Tarkanian or her daughter-in-law; the people of Ward 1 only have the minimum concern with her long time loyal and devoted assistant, Robin Munier, who is running to replace her now boss and friend of many years.
If the voters in Ward 1 chose Miss Munier, it is likely they are electing Lois Tarkanian all over again, and unlicensed businesses
operating in residential areas will continue, and the property values will continue to depreciate — most likely, the octogenarian Tarkanian will still be on Ward 1 running the show.
We urge the city residents and voters to open their eyes and make sure to know that the future of our city is in their hands; they need to
elect people that are conscientious, people that have the best interest of the community at heart.
We urge the community to make sure that they are not voting for a candidate only because they are neighbors, they went to school with a family member or because the candidate remembers their name from five years ago — something politicians are good at.
Remember Victoria Seaman? She did play the same game as Olivia Diaz just played, running for one position, and as soon as she won, she enlisted herself to become a state senator but lost and has not been able to get reelected ever since.
And Ruben Kihuen? Do you want to elect a man that has no respect for women? He needs to stay out of politics, but it will not happen
because he is a Democrat and as a Democrat, he needs to be in office to feel important and disrespect the women under his command or