Goodman running for third term as Las Vegas mayor despite breast cancer diagnosis
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced Tuesday morning that, despite a recent diagnosis of breast cancer, she will seek a third term of office.
At a press conference, Goodman announced that she was diagnosed last week with Stage 2A breast cancer during an annual physical but said her doctors have told her that the cancer is “completely contained, manageable and can be successfully treated.” She said that she plans to undergo treatment on Fridays, when the Las Vegas City Hall is closed, and that she will continue to serve as mayor.
“Otherwise, I am completely healthy and can continue to work effectively as the mayor of Las Vegas during treatment,” Goodman said. “Believe me, I have more energy than a pack of wolves and look forward to serving the wonderful community and people of Las Vegas for four more exciting years, if, in fact, they choose to re-elect me.”
Goodman filed for re-election directly following the Tuesday morning press conference.
“I have my money and I’m ready to roll,” Goodman said. “… I don’t want to be late for filing.”
Goodman has served of mayor of Las Vegas since 2011 and was preceded in office by her husband, Oscar Goodman, who was first elected mayor in 1999.
The candidate filing period opened Tuesday and runs until Jan. 31. The primary election will be held April 2, followed by the June 11 general election.