Roads of Nevada have been paved with inequalities

The Clark County Commission approved fuel indexing to give our region the resources we need to build the infrastructure necessary to support our growth. Their leadership gives me a quiet sense of optimism that the institutional inequities affecting my city — North Las Vegas — and in particular, my council district (Ward 1) may be corrected.


For NLV’s first Hispanic councilman, the time is now

Councilman Isaac Barron stands at the large windows of his ninth-floor North Las Vegas City Hall office, or “roost” as he calls it, and points out the markers of his upbringing.

He looks to the north and points out his old neighborhood, where, as a teenager, he fought and lost a battle against an apartment development that he thought would exacerbate problems in a high-crime area.

Born in 1969 in Las Vegas to immigrant parents from Mexico and graduating in 1987 from Rancho High School, Barron teaches social studies at Rancho, where he also advises the Hispanic Student Union.

In June, he was sworn in as the first Hispanic to serve on the North Las Vegas City Council.


North Las Vegas’ new mayor, first Hispanic councilman sworn in

North Las Vegas received an infusion of new leadership Monday evening when John J. Lee was sworn in as the new mayor and Isaac Barron was sworn in as the first Hispanic to ever serve on the city council.


Rancho High School teacher takes North Las Vegas council seat

Isaac Barron routed fellow high school teacher Jared Hardy at the polls Tuesday, collecting more than half the votes cast in North Las Vegas’ Ward 1 and becoming the municipality’s first Latino City Council member.

“I’m glad this win came from Donna Street and Carey (Avenue),” an emotional Barron told supporters and campaign staff gathered at his campaign headquarters. “Growing up there, you didn’t get to pick and choose your friends, you played with who you grew up with.


Ward 1 candidate Isaac Barron shares his views

Rancho High School teacher Isaac Barron has handed out grades for more than a decade. Some were good, some were bad, but few were less enthusiastic than the “incomplete” grade he recently assigned the North Las Vegas City Council.

That’s a big part of the reason the 42-year-old history teacher and North Las Vegas native is looking to take the Ward 1 City Council seat soon to be vacated by term-limited Councilman Robert Eliason.