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May 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jan Laverty Jones, who Tuesday was elected Las Vegas' first woman mayor in her first run for political office, says she was helped by an influx of new voters and a desire for positive change at City Hall. Running against 12 other candidates, Jones received 52% of the vote in Tuesday's primary election, avoiding a runoff election and winning a four-year term as mayor. "I think it's a whole new city," Jones said. "The city went from 40,000 registered voters to almost 90,000 in four years.
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July 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has been in office barely a week--the "Good Luck" balloon still floats above the vase of roses on her desk--and Jan Laverty Jones, the city's first woman mayor, is already beset by a nasty scandal. The imbroglio, which involves a newly elected councilman, made for scintillating news throughout the campaign.
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July 8, 1991 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has been in office barely a week--the "Good Luck" balloon still floats above the vase of roses on her desk--and Jan Laverty Jones, the city's first woman mayor, is already beset by a nasty scandal. The imbroglio, which involves a newly elected councilman, made for scintillating news throughout the campaign.
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May 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jan Laverty Jones, who Tuesday was elected Las Vegas' first woman mayor in her first run for political office, says she was helped by an influx of new voters and a desire for positive change at City Hall. Running against 12 other candidates, Jones received 52% of the vote in Tuesday's primary election, avoiding a runoff election and winning a four-year term as mayor. "I think it's a whole new city," Jones said. "The city went from 40,000 registered voters to almost 90,000 in four years.
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