Carolyn Goodman (politician)

American politician

Carolyn Goldmark Goodman (born March 25, 1939[1]) is an American politician. She became the mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011.[2] She is the wife of former mayor and attorney Oscar Goodman and the second female mayor of Las Vegas, after Jan Laverty Jones.

Carolyn Goodman
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22nd Mayor of Las Vegas
Assumed office
July 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)
Preceded byOscar Goodman
First Lady of Las Vegas
In role
June 8, 1999 (1999-06-08) – July 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)
MayorOscar Goodman
Preceded byDana Blackhurst
Succeeded byOscar Goodman
Personal details
Carolyn Goldmark

(1939-03-25) March 25, 1939 (age 81)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
Oscar Goodman (m. 1962)
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
Alma materBryn Mawr College (B.A.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.C.)

Goodman was mayor of Las Vegas during the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

On August 3, 2016, Goodman refused to support Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.[3]


  1. "U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 about Carolyn G Goodman". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. Goldberg, Delen (June 7, 2011). "Carolyn Goodman easily wins race for Las Vegas mayor". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  3. Morell, Casey (August 3, 2016). "Carolyn Goodman Rules Out Endorsing Clinton or Trump". KNPR. Retrieved March 10, 2017.