The Transition of Power from Mayor Oscar B. Goodman to his wife, Carolyn G. Goodman

Oscar B. Goodman and Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman
Our thanks to Retna photographer Erik Kabik for this report and photos of Mayor Oscar B. Goodman’s last day in office and the transition of power to his wife Carolyn G. Goodman (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).  

I was invited along to shoot stills today with a documentary film crew who is shooting a movie about the historic transition of power from Mayor Oscar B. Goodman of Las Vegas to his wife Carolyn G. Goodman. The Mayors Official last day was July 5th and today he swore in his wife as the new Mayor of Las Vegas. — Erik Kabik

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in his office
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in his office

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Our morning began in the Mayor’s office at City Hall where Mr. Goodman spent his last morning at the Mayor’s desk, surrounded by his last few remaining personal items and his family. He chatted with his family and grandchildren about the events of the day. He was still receiving thank you notes from friends and fans during his family time this morning and read through them and shared them with his family.

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman reads letters from family and friends
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman reads letters from family and friends

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Carolyn Goodman then arrived at the transitional office and spent time with her family. They all posed for a photo, then we all headed down to Chambers for the swearing in ceremony.

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman with family and friends
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman with family and friends

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The Mayor swore in his wife Carolyn G. Goodman as Mayor of Las Vegas.

The new Mayor, Carolyn G. Goodman, presented Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross with a mop as a gesture/stab about a comment he made earlier this week that “the new Mayor has a mess to clean up” and “hope she is good with a mop” Everyone enjoyed a laugh.

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman with family
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman with family

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Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and his wife leave the office
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and his wife leave the office

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Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in Chambers
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in Chambers

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Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in Chambers
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in Chambers

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Carolyn G. Goodman and Oscar B. Goodman
Carolyn G. Goodman and Oscar B. Goodman

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Oscar B. Goodman swears in his wife Carolyn G. Goodman as new mayor
Oscar B. Goodman swears in his wife Carolyn G. Goodman as new mayor

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Oscar B. Goodman then presented Carolyn G. Goodman with the Mayors Gavel. She then signed her Oath of Office form making it official that she was now the new Mayor of Las Vegas, NV.

She then proceeded to lead her first session in chambers.

Oscar B. Goodman swears in his wife Carolyn G. Goodman as new mayor
Oscar B. Goodman swears in his wife Carolyn G. Goodman as new mayor

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Mayor, Carolyn G. Goodman, presented Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross with a mop
Mayor, Carolyn G. Goodman, presented Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross with a mop

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman

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Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman with the official gavel
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman with the official gavel

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I headed back up to the Mayors Office with Oscar B. Goodman and already workers had changed the name on the office door, removed his parking space signs, INSERT d them with hers, and changed the plaque on the office door.

The mayor's office door gets a new name: Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman
The mayor's office door gets a new name: Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman

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Oscar Goodman's sign is removed
Oscar Goodman's sign is removed

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Mr. Goodman sat at the desk and wrote a special note for his wife, then watched his wife on television as she went through some of her very first votes. He spoke about the importance of the voting today to set the tone, and he spoke to the film crew about how it felt to swear in his wife.

Oscar Goodman writes a personal note to his wife
Oscar Goodman writes a personal note to his wife

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Oscar Goodman's last day in office
Oscar Goodman's last day in office

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Mr. Goodman makes his exit from the Mayors office as a civilian
Mr. Goodman makes his exit from the Mayors office as a civilian

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.