Las Vegas’ mayor, Oscar Goodman, may be the most famous mayor in the United States. He’s been in the public eye ever since I noticed Las Vegas. Today is his last day in office. He may still remain as the face of Vegas since his wife is taking his seat. I never followed his politics much, so I don’t know if this is a happy or sad day but it’s definitely a day many will remember. Here’s a blurb from Fox 5 in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (FOX 5) – With a bottle of gin and a cigar on the table, Oscar Goodman told FOX5 it’s been an incredible 12 years as mayor of Las Vegas.
He gained fame as a mob attorney for some of the most notorious men in the business.
“I was beginning not to like myself in the sense that I went down to the office each morning to see what money I could make, what I could charge,” said Goodman. “And that wasn’t me.”
After fighting some sharp criticism, Goodman won the election in 1999 and hasn’t looked back.
Las Vegas has seen the revitalization of its downtown area, a new mob museum and soon, a new city hall.
In upcoming months, Goodman will have his choice of projects, including offers for a reality show, documentary, judge show and book.
His last action as mayor will be tomorrow, when he swear wife Carolyn Goodman into office.
Goodman will be gone, but not forgotten. His charisma leads me to believe he will continue to expand his popularity with the TV shows and books mentioned above.
Moving forward, I’ll pay more attention to Carolyn Goodman since I’m now a resident of Las Vegas and the local politics matter a more to me now than they used to.
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