This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, who abruptly resigned this month, says he's likely to run for North Las Vegas mayor in 2017.
The outspoken, cowboy hat-wearing Democrat told KNPR (http://bit.ly/1MTb6j4) that he would definitely run for mayor if the city is able to survive its financial problems.
Collins resigned from the Clark County board weeks ago with more than a year left in his term, citing family matters.
But he said Friday that he wanted to lead his hometown, assuming that the state doesn't take over the debt-ridden city.
Collins also said he recently fundraised $50,000 for a mayoral campaign and will start the campaign in earnest once his family matters are settled.
Information from: KNPR-FM, http://www.knpr.org
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.