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Obama Campaign Opens Henderson Office

Obama Campaign Opens Henderson Office

President Barack Obama’s campaign arm plans to open another local office Thursday.

Organizing for America-Nevada will hold the grand opening of its Henderson office for volunteers and supporters on at 6 p.m. The office, located at 2925 Green Valley Parkway, is the third such one in Nevada, joining those in Las Vegas and Reno.

State Sen. Shirley Breeden, whose district includes Henderson, and Democratic State Party Chair Roberta Lange will be among those scheduled to attend the grand opening. Prior to the grand opening, volunteers will help set up the Organizing for America (OFA) office at 12 p.m.

Students Gather for KidsVention

Students Gather for KidsVention

 

Students from around southern Nevada gathered Friday for a lesson in citizenship and the importance of voting.

The annual KidsVention was held at the Henderson Pavilion. More than 2,000 kids from 25 elementary and middle schools were at the event. Local leaders and high schools students debated issues like doing away with the penny and allowing advertisements on school buses. The students then voted on the issues.

"They are learning about the importance of voting right now. That's probably the primary reason this is supported by Kids Voting USA,” Jackie Ayala, Glen Taylor Elementary said.

The idea behind Kidsvention and Kids Voting is to get children interested in the political process. Once they are interested, they often push their parents to vote and become voters when they are old enough.

Reid Meets with Silvestri Students at Capitol

Reid Meets with Silvestri Students at Capitol

Nevada Senator Harry Reid recently met with students from Silvestri Junior High School in his Washington, D.C. office. A dozen students were accompanied by Principal Robert Mars and Assistant Principal Jamie Gilbert as the junior high school made its first trip to Washington.

"It was a pleasure to meet with these young Nevadans as they learn about our nation’s capital," Reid said. "I was pleased to learn about their favorite subjects and aspirations to be authors, pilots and surgeons. I encourage them to stay involved and make their voices heard. I'll continue to do everything in my power to ensure these children have the resources they need for a strong future."

Established in 1998, Silvestri Junior High School is located in Las Vegas and has a student body population of just more than 1,500 students. The students’ visit was made possible thanks to an endowment fund started by Charles Silvestri, for whom the school is named.

Council Incumbents Schroder, March Handily Win Re-Election

Council Incumbents Schroder, March Handily Win Re-Election

HENDERSON -- Henderson voters returned two incumbent City Council members to office, and will pick between a former city police chief and a planning commission chairman for a third council seat.

Councilwomen Debra March and Gerri Schroder each drew about 54 percent of the votes in their districts on Tuesday to win re-election in municipal primary voting.

Schroder defeated Las Vegas police Officer Thomas Wagner and three other challengers to win a second four-year term. March won a three-way race over former city construction manager John Simmons and grass-roots candidate Kevinn Donovan.

Former Henderson Police Chief Mike Mayberry Henderson Planning Commission Chairman Sam Bateman will vie June 7 for to replace term-limited Councilman Steve Kirk.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Vote Centers Open Today for Henderson Primary Election

Vote Centers Open Today for Henderson Primary Election

Henderson residents can cast their vote today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at any of 12 Vote Center locations throughout the city for the Primary Election. Vote Centers replace traditional precinct polling locations pre-assigned to registered voters. Henderson voters have the option of voting at numerous locations, allowing more flexibility and convenience when exercising their right to vote. 

"It's always one of our priorities to encourage voter participation during the Municipal Election," City Clerk Sabrina Mercadante said. "We were the first municipality in Nevada to implement Vote Centers as a way to improve the ease of voting and ultimately raise voter participation. Through the use of Vote Centers, our citizens can conveniently cast their ballot to elect the leaders of their community."

Vote Centers were introduced in Henderson in the 2007 municipal election.

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

In an effort to help voters understand more about the candidates for mayoral, city council and city ward races in Clark County during the upcoming election, Cox Communications-Las Vegas and Cox Media launched Elections 2011 On DEMAND.

The current election cycle involves candidates from Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

Elections 2011 On DEMAND provides the means for voters to view a two-minute, educational “candidate vignette” on its On DEMAND platform via Cox Channel 1. The company’s News and Public Affairs department is providing all candidates with an opportunity to speak frankly about their candidacy or any issues. However, as opposed to the more common 30-second political television spot, the On DEMAND vignettes may not contain references to other candidates or political campaigns.