Jan Laverty Jones

American businesswoman and politician

Jan Laverty Jones (born Janis Lyle Laverty, later Blackhurst; March 16, 1949) is an American businesswoman and politician. She was mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada from 1991 to 1999 and the first woman to serve as mayor of Las Vegas. Jones is a member of the Democratic Party.[1]

Jan Laverty Jones
20th Mayor of Las Vegas
In office
July 1991 – June 8, 1999
Preceded byRon Lurie
Succeeded byOscar Goodman
Personal details
Janis Lyle Laverty

(1949-03-16) March 16, 1949 (age 71)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Fletcher Jones (divorced)
Dana Blackhurst
EducationStanford University (BA)


  1. Biography[permanent dead link], harrahs.com; accessed January 7, 2017.