Carolyn Goodman Mayor | Biography
Carolyn Goodman (Full name- Carolyn Goldmark Goodman) is an American politician who was born on March 25, 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.. Since 2011, she has been the mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Goodman is the wife of former mayor and attorney Oscar Goodman, and the second female mayor of Las Vegas, after Jan Laverty Jones.
Goodman is not eligible to run for re-election in 2022 due to term limits effectively shortening the mayoral term to 3 years. This is as a result of changes to the law regarding all elections here statewide by the Nevada Legislature and Governor Steve Sisolak (a Democrat).
Carolyn Goodman Husband
Goodman is married to Oscar Baylin Goodman. He is an American attorney and politician and was the mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada from 1999 to 2011. Carolyn Goodman, succeeded her husband as mayor in 2011.
In 1964, Goodman and her husband moved to Las Vegas and soon became active in the local Jewish federation. Together, the couple has four children including renowned attorney Ross Goodman. They also have six grandchildren.
Carolyn Goodman Age
Goodman was born on March 25, 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1961 and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1973. Goodman is 80 years old as of 2019.
Carolyn Goodman Obama
In 2010, then president Barack Obama made a comment about Las Vegas that was not well received by Vegans. He said, “You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college. You prioritise. You make tough choices.”
This statement prompted Oscar Goodman(Carolyn Goodman’s husband, the then Mayor of Las Vegas and an independent), to describe Mr Obama as “a real slow learner” who had a “psychological hang-up” about the city.
However, Carolyn Goodman greeted President Barack Obama at McCarran International Airport, on October 24, 2011. In regard to negative remarks President Obama made about Las Vegas two years earlier that had angered Goodman’s husband Oscar, the previous mayor, she told Obama that “the slate is brand new and clean”, and gave him one of her lucky mayor chips as a gift.
Carolyn Goodman Breast Cancer
Midday January 16, 2019, Good man was diagnosed with stage 2 a breast cancer in her right breast. She said that her diagnosis came after a routine physical at the beginning of the year where doctors called her with the news during a city council meeting. Doctors have said that her case which is stage 2a is treatable with the right interventions implemented.
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