On July 6, 2011, Carolyn Goodman, the wife of term-limited Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, will be taking over his title as Mayor (Photo credit: PRNewsFoto/Carolyn Goodman).
Oscar Goodman, former mob attorney, will preside over his wife’s swearing in ceremony. Eva Peron, Lurleen Wallace, and Ma Ferguson are a few examples of political wives who have taken office after their spouses, each to enjoy equally popular political careers and often more successful than their predecessor bridegrooms. Those who think Oscar Goodman’s revitalization of downtown Las Vegas and myriad of accomplishments are impressive, look out… Mrs. Goodman is sure to build on and surpass him if history is a soothsayer.
Carolyn Goodman’s landslide victory over a 22-year career politician ushers in an era of optimism. Ranking number four hardest hit by the recession (according to the 2010 London School of Economics and Brookings Institution study), Las Vegans welcome a career innovator whose narrative includes an untainted record of fiscal responsibility and successful entrepreneurial endeavors. Mrs. Goodman is known for her deftness in business building, creating jobs and doing so in a transparent, fiscally sound, well-run manner. Her understanding of and commitment to building quality public education is well known.
Carolyn, who won the Mayor’s race by an overwhelming 61% majority, has substantial, sound objectives for continuing the economic re-development of Las Vegas, a colossal task. Goodman’s background uniquely suits her for this endeavor. As Founder and President of The Meadows School, Mrs. Goodman started with an empty sheet of paper and created a business that has operated debt free since its inception in 1984, has a $17 million per year budget, employs 150 people and has never had a layoff. Goodman aims to use her virtuosity for business development and real world private enterprise experience to rehabilitate the local economy. If Goodman’s marked success working with: United States Department of Labor, College Bound Counseling, or The Meadows School, to name but a few enterprises, are any indication, she is uniquely positioned to succeed.
“I have been able to live out my dreams here [in Las Vegas], both personally and professionally. As Mayor I will ensure that Las Vegas becomes the city it is destined to be.” – Carolyn Goodman.
Mrs. Goodman will work out of a new City Hall office that her husband Oscar helped design.