2015 Las Vegas mayoral election

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2015 Las Vegas mayoral election

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  Carolyn Goodman (41810757042).jpg Stavros Anthony (8871828881).jpg
Candidate Carolyn Goodman Stavros Anthony
Popular vote 20,443 15,761
Percentage 54.54% 42.05%

Mayor before election

Carolyn Goodman

Elected Mayor

Carolyn Goodman

The 2015 Las Vegas mayoral election took place on April 7, 2015, to elect the Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada. The election was held concurrently with various other local elections, and is officially nonpartisan.

Incumbent Mayor Carolyn Goodman, an Independent in office since 2011, sought and won a second term in office.[1]

Had no candidate received a majority of the vote in the first round, a runoff election would have been held on June 2.


The major candidates were incumbent mayor Carolyn Goodman, an independent, and councilman and mayor pro-tempore Stavros Anthony, who was affiliated with the Republican Party.

A major item of debate was a attempt by Goodman to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to the city's downtown with a taxpayer-funded stadium.[2][3][4] Stavros had been an outspoken critic of the project, and had opposed the project in the 4–3 City Council vote in favor of it.[5]

Anthony's campaign spent more than $280,000, while Goodman's campaign spent more than $755,000.[2]


  • Stavros Anthony, Ward 4 Las Vegas city-councilman and mayor pro-tempore[2]
  • Phil "LOL" Cory, marketer[6]
  • Carolyn Goodman, incumbent Mayor[7]
  • Abdul Shabazz, perennial candidate[6]


Las Vegas mayoral general election, 2015[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Carolyn Goodman (incumbent) 20,443 54.54
Nonpartisan Stavros Anthony 15,761 42.05
Nonpartisan Phil "LOL" Cory 955 2.55
Nonpartisan Abdul Shabazz 326 0.87
Total votes 37,485 100


  1. ^ Hartley, Eric; Barnes, Bethany; DeHaven, James (April 7, 2015). "Goodman easily wins re-election; all other valley incumbents win, too". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Schoenmann, Joe; Christiansen, Rachel (8 April 2015). "Mayor Carolyn Goodman Wins Re-Election". Nevada Public Radio. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ Shine, Conor (20 January 2015). "Fueled by opposition to stadium project, Stavros Anthony to run for Las Vegas mayor - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper". lasvegassun.com. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  4. ^ Shine, Conor (8 April 2015). "Exuberant mayor succeeds in quest to stay at the helm - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper". lasvegassun.com. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Stavros Anthony announces candidacy for Las Vegas mayor". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b DeHaven, James; Barnes, Bethany (February 6, 2015). "All LV, NLV council incumbents draw opponents". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Smith, John L. (December 19, 2014). "Las Vegas swells turn out to tout Mayor Goodman's re-election bid". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Municipal Primary - Unofficial Final Report" (PDF). City of Las Vegas. April 7, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015.