Former Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez, the city’s youngest mayor in recent times, died Friday after battling a rare form of cancer for the last couple of months. He was 43.
Marquez served as mayor for one two-year term, leaving office in early March. Before that, he served as a city councilman from the eastside Ward 3 for more than a dozen years.
Last week, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz had planned to go on the radio on Monday to proclaim Wednesday as Tony Marquez Day in Las Vegas. He said Saturday that he would still do so.