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  Goodman, Oscar B.
NameOscar B. Goodman
Las Vegas, Nevada , United States
Born June 26, 1939 (81 years)
Last ModifedDavid
Jan 15, 2021 04:10pm
Tags Jewish - Alcoholic -
InfoOscar Baylin Goodman

Mayor, Las Vegas NV

Oscar B. Goodman was elected the 19th Mayor of Las Vegas in June 1999 and began serving his second term in April 2003. Mayor Goodman was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He moved to Las Vegas in 1964 and soon became one of the city's premier criminal defense attorneys. He has been recognized as one of the "Fifteen Best Trial Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal and is listed annually in the publication "Best Lawyers in America."

Mayor Goodman is committed to preserving Las Vegas' status as the "Most Livable City in America" (Federal Reserve Study, 1999), as well as ensuring that the city maintains its spot on Fortune Magazine's annual ranking of the "Top Ten Places for Business."

"I raised a family in Las Vegas and built a successful law practice here," stated Mayor Goodman. "Now, I want my legacy to include building a community where future generations will have even more opportunities and advantages to live a prosperous life."

Oscar and Carolyn G. Goodman have been married for 40 years. A recipient of the Distinguished Nevadan Award, Carolyn is the founder and president of the Meadows School Board of Directors. The Meadows School is the only non-profit, non-sectarian private school in Nevada. The Goodmans are most proud of their four children, who are all college graduates possessing advanced degrees in medicine, law and human relations. One of Mayor Goodman's sons is a practicing attorney who also serves in the U.S. Marine Reserves. All four of the Goodman children were raised and educated in Las Vegas.


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10/09/2007-10/11/2007 Mason-Dixon 42.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 16, 2009 10:10am News Mayor (Oscar) Goodman Switches Party Affiliation  Article Thomas Walker 
Sep 03, 2009 10:10am General Vegas politician threatens journalist: no, not Sen. Harry Reid  Article Jason 
Jul 24, 2006 10:00am General WAR ON GRAFFITI: (Oscar) Goodman again gets medieval  Article Thomas Walker 
Apr 19, 2006 09:00pm Blog Entry NV-Sen: LV Mayor Oscar Goodman (D) Won't Run  Article ArmyDem 
Mar 05, 2004 12:00am Profile For mayor (of Las Vegas), this is no Vegas act  Article Bob 

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Wife Carolyn G. Goodman 00, 1962-

  04/03/2007 Las Vegas Mayor Won 83.69% (+76.92%)
  04/08/2003 Las Vegas Mayor Won 85.72% (+80.03%)
  06/08/1999 Las Vegas Mayor Won 63.76% (+27.53%)
  05/04/1999 Las Vegas Mayor Primary Won 49.44% (+20.11%)
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