Marquez defeats Sanchez

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By The Staff

City Councilman Tony Marquez handily defeated Mayor Henry Sanchez and three other opponents in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Marquez took 1,291 votes, or 40 percent, over Sanchez’s 731, or 22 percent, sending the mayor out of City Hall after six years as the community’s leader. State hospital official Gary Ludi edged out former state employee Tonita Gurul-Giron with 462 votes to 448, both with roughly 14 percent of the vote. Las Vegas City Schools board member Ramon “Swoops” Montao came in last with 323 votes, or 10 percent.

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