When Does Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s Term End?


I think you should run for mayor or even more (Senate). You have some great ideas.


Ted Responds:

Thanks so much for the thoughts. My dearly departed Great Aunt Helene encouraged me in that direction also. However… I’m a little too “Oscar Goodman” to be electable to really high office! I don’t say what is politically correct, and the only thing “green” about me is an occasional bottle of Heineken.

Besides… I have one of the best jobs in the world right now!

Speaking of Mayor Goodman, he’s term limited out at the end of the year. This spring will bring elections for our new Mayor. I live in the city limits of Las Vegas so will be following the race very closely and voting appropriatly. Unfortunately, no one running has anywhere near his public persona and he will be missed.

Fortunately, it looks like our Convention/Visitors Authority (LVCVA, who otherwise couldn’t find their rear-end with both hands and manages to flush millions down the toilet each year completely ineffectively) is considering hiring him in some capacity. In one of last year’s issues of our Las Vegas newsletter, I suggested that he be named Mayor Emeritus of Las Vegas and it appears that LVCVA is indeed considering the smart move of utilizing him in that capacity.

But thanks for the kind words, and thanks for reading!

Ted Newkirk
CEO, Managing Editor