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Lurie, Ronald Philip "Ron", 1941-2020


Ronald P. Lurie is a former mayor and city councilman of Las Vegas, Nevada. Born in Los Angeles, California on January 23, 1941, Lurie graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1958. He attended Arizona State University and Nevada Southern University (now known as University of Nevada, Las Vegas). From 1966 to 1978 Lurie was vice president of Wonder World Liquors, co-owned by his father Arthur Lurie. Lurie began working in the gaming industry in 1978, as a sales executive for International Game Technology, a video poker machine company. In 1973, Las Vegas voters elected Ron Lurie to the city council, representing Ward 2, the southwest area of the city. He served as a city councilman for 14 years and was subsequently elected as mayor, an office he held from 1987 to 1991. After he retired from politics, Lurie became executive vice president and general manager of Arizona Charlie's hotel-casino.


"Ron Lurie fulfills father's desire to be a public servant." Las Vegas Sun. December 12, 1996.