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Attorney General office not getting involved in mayor dispute

The state attorney general says the Henderson mayor can keep his job.

Catherine Cortez Masto sent a letter Thursday explaining her office will not try to remove Mayor Andy Hafen from office.

Last month. Hafen's challenger in the last election asked the state to remove Hafen from office because he says the mayor is over his term limit.

It comes in the wake of a recent state supreme court ruling that says a politician who hits his or her term limit while on a city council cannot then run for mayor in the same jurisdiction.

Hafen was on the Henderson City Council for 22 years, before he was elected mayor. The letters says the state will not make Hafen step down since he was elected before the supreme court ruling came down.


Early Voting Sites for Henderson City Election


Locations will be available throughout Henderson for voters wishing to cast their ballot early in the coming weeks.

Early voting for the Henderson general election will be available between May 20-31 at Henderson City Hall, Galleria at Sunset mall and neighborhood voting sites. Anyone wanting to vote in the general election must register in advance.

Times are as follows:

Henderson City Hall, 240 Water Street

First floor, Office of the City Clerk

May 20-30

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday & Memorial Day: Closed

Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

Lower level, Kohl's Court 

May 25-31

  • Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at these locations on these dates

Vote Throughout the City for Henderson Municipal Election

Vote Throughout the City for Henderson Municipal Election


Voting in Henderson’s municipal election does not require going to a traditional polling place. Instead, registered voters can choose from any of 10 locations to cast their ballots for the city’s mayor and council.

The locations are spread throughout the city for the April 2 primary election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vote centers replace traditional precinct polling locations and were introduced in Henderson in the 2007 municipal election.

Early voting remains open through March 29. A list of early voting sites can be found at VoteHendersonNV.com.

Henderson municipal elections are nonpartisan. Registered voters may vote for any candidate regardless of party affiliation or the ward in which they reside. In addition, candidates’ party affiliations do not appear on the ballot or in the sample ballot.

Early Voting Locations Set for Henderson Primary Election

Early Voting Locations Set for Henderson Primary Election


Early voting for Henderson’s primary election will begin March 16 at locations throughout the city.

You must be a registered voter in advance of early voting in order to take part. Henderson residents can register to vote in person March 4-12 at the city clerk’s office at Henderson City Hall, 240 Water St.

Permanent voting locations are as follows:

Henderson Candidate is Different Joe Scala


A name is bringing up a lot of questions in the race for Henderson mayor.

Even before the election filing period began in Henderson, rumors were flying around City Hall about potential candidates. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Filing Open for Henderson Municipal Elections

Filing Open for Henderson Municipal Elections


People interested in running for office in this year’s Henderson Municipal Elections can file their applications now. Filing started January 22 and will stay open through January 31.

The offices up for election include mayor, city council member, Ward III, and municipal court judge, Department 1.

Filing must be done in person at the city clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. The office is on the first floor of the Henderson City Hall.

Early voting starts March 16. Election Day is April 2.

A complete guide to the elections, candidate qualifications and how to file can be found at cityofhenderson.com.  

Cohen Appointed to Mastroluca's Seat


Lesley Cohen was appointed earlier this week to fill the Nevada State Assembly seat abruptly vacated by April Mastroluca in November.

Mastroluca, a Democrat, recently had been selected to a third term representing District 29 in Henderson when she resigned weeks after the election, citing family reasons.

Cohen will serve on the Education, Judiciary, and Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining Committees in the 2013 legislative session.

“I’ve always deeply cared about my community, and the state of Nevada,” Cohen said. “I am excited to serve in Carson City, and I look forward to the opportunity to work on issues that will have an immediate and long-term impact on all Nevadans.”