(Las Vegas, NV) Nevada University Regent and Las Vegas Planning Commissioner Cedric Crear today filed his formal candidacy documents for the Las Vegas Ward 5 Special Election to fill the vacancy created on the City Council by the resignation of Ricki Barlow.
“It has been an honor to represent the constituents and I’m excited about the opportunity of continuing that service,” Crear said. “I’ve devoted myself to our neighborhoods and our schools. I have an ambitious economic development and infrastructure plan that will improve all our lives and I’m very optimistic about the future of Ward 5.”
Crear has been known throughout his tenure as a progressive leader willing to take on the establishment on behalf of neighbors.
“The people come first,” Crear said. “I promise a renewed focus on quality of life issues, including public safety and neighborhood revitalization.”
Crear, 48, founded his own small business and is a successful entrepreneur. He was first elected to the Board of University Regents, overseeing the state’s higher education system, in 2006. In 2015, Crear was unanimously appointed to the Las Vegas Planning Commission. He is the first individual to serve as a University Regent and Planning Commissioner simultaneously.
Commitment to public service is a cornerstone of Cedric Crear’s life. He served as Chairman of the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada’s board for over five years and is a volunteer with the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of public education for underserved youth. A native Nevadan, Crear graduated from Howard University. He and his wife, Keiba, are the parents of two girls and reside in West Las Vegas.
Early Voting for the Ward 5 Special Election takes place on March 22nd and 23rd. Election Day is Tuesday, March 27.
Contact: Jim Ferrence