Skip to main content

Search the Special Collections and Archives Portal

Audio clip from interview with Ron Lurie, June 5, 2015

Audio file

Audio file
Download jhp000200.mp3 (audio/mpeg; 4.05 MB)





Ron Lurie talks about winning a seat on the Las Vegas City Council, and the voting population of the city.

Digital ID



Ron Lurie oral history interview, 2015 June 05. OH-02424. [Audio recording]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


This material is made available to facilitate private study, scholarship, or research. It may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, or other interests not owned by UNLV. Users are responsible for determining whether permissions are necessary from rights owners for any intended use and for obtaining all required permissions. Acknowledgement of the UNLV University Libraries is requested. For more information, please see the UNLV Special Collections policies on reproduction and use ( or contact us at

Standardized Rights Statement

Digital Provenance

Original archival records created digitally




University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Libraries



Well, a lot of people thought I was Italian. They were very surprised when they found out that I was Jewish especially when I ran for office the first time. I ran against Al Levy, who was Jewish, and he made it a point to let people know that I was Jewish also so that if there was people out there that maybe didn't care for the Jewish community, then they wouldn't vote for me; maybe they wouldn't vote for him. So most people thought I was Italian. So I picked up that segment of votes. And in this city where you have a really strong Italian and Jewish influence. There was quite a bit. I think we're diversified here in Las Vegas. When I look back, I have many friends that are LDS, Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, Jewish. We just all come from different walks of life. It's nice when we can talk sometimes about politics or we talk about religion. Everybody has something to say and we either agree or we don't agree, but we don't let it interfere with our friendship. That's really wonderful