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Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani announces run for Las Vegas mayor

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KSNV coverage of candidate filings for Las Vegas mayoral race, Feb. 2, 2011.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani announced this morning she will run for Las Vegas mayor.

She said she plans to file her candidate paperwork Thursday morning at City Hall.

At a breakfast among supporters, Giunchigliani outlined a four-point plan for Las Vegas that includes rebuilding neighborhoods; attracting new businesses; making government more efficient; and improving schools.

"Some people may say it's not the mayor's job to fix schools," Giunchigliani said. "They're right. It's everybody's job."

Giunchigliani announced her candidacy at a Hispanics in Politics meeting in downtown Las Vegas.

She chose the setting, she said, because she first contemplated running for mayor at the group's last meeting.

"Why not come back home where the idea was born?" she said.

Carolyn Goodman, wife of term-limited Mayor Oscar Goodman, also announced today that she will enter the mayoral race.

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  1. It's a rare day when I agree with birdie and today is that rare day.

  2. She might want to rethink her position now that Ms. Goodman is in the race.

  3. Only one commenter for her (MUST BE A FIREMAN) and all others against? Okay, I'll keep it short then.

    The Firefighter's Disaster. The UMC Disaster. The RTC Disaster. The Homeless Disaster. The Lawsuits against the County Disasters. Chris Giunchigliani IS A DISASTER!!!