John Lee

Meet John Lee

Father, husband, and grandfather. Avid cyclist. The mayor who revitalized North Las Vegas. Or, simply, John.

John Lee is a proven conservative leader who knows what it takes to turn a problem around. Whether that’s fixing a leaking pipe, creating hundreds of valley jobs, or rescuing a failing city, when John sees a problem, he rolls up his sleeves and gets to work.

Armed with a strong work ethic and a desire for more, John quickly became a master plumber before starting several small businesses. Throughout the years, he acquired valuable experience he’d later take to the mayor’s office and fix the fiasco that was North Las Vegas.

In 2013, John was elected as mayor of North Las Vegas, and using the same conservative principles that made him a successful businessman, he set out to turn the city around. John revitalized the city, promoted economic growth, and attracted major companies including Amazon, Evanesce, and Nuro to invest in the city, without imposing additional fees or taxes.

Thanks to John’s conservative approach, North Las Vegas returned to an A Bond rating.

John Lee is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. John and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for 49 years. Together they have seven children, 31 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Endorsed by

  • Joe Lombardo, Nevada State Governor
  • Burgess Owens, U.S. Congressman
  • Melissa Hardy, State Assemblywoman
  • Jill Dickman, State Assemblywoman
  • Pete Goicoechea, State Senator
  • Jeff Stone, State Senator
  • Scott Hammond, Former Nevada State Senator
  • Bert Gurr, State Assemblyman
  • Toby Yurek, State Assemblyman
  • Ken Gray, State Assemblyman
  • Robin Titus, State Senator
  • Don Ahern
  • Mark Hutchison, Fm. Lt. Governor

Explore John lee’s record

  • Pulled North Las Vegas out of a catastrophic fiscal hole and saved the city from State receivership. John cut the city’s long term budget deficit from $156 million in 2013 to make it the fiscally strongest city in Nevada without raising fees or taxes on his constituents! John was able to reduce sewer fees by 30% on city residents.
  • Recruited multiple high-tech and Fortune 500 companies to relocate to NLV (Hyperloop One, Amazon, The Honest Company, Fanatics, Boxabl, Nuro, Air Liquide, Fresh and Lean, Tapestry, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Sephora, Evanesce.)
  • Chose to recruit businesses to repair the city’s fiscal situation and created thousands of jobs.
  • Cut the permitting process from six months to same-day service.
  • Revolutionized the building plan design process to shorten it from several months to over the counter in minutes.

Career History

  • Mayor of North Las Vegas (July 2013- 2022)
  • Member of the Nevada State Senate, District 1 (2004-2012)
  • Member of the Nevada State Assembly, District 3 (1996-2002)
  • Owner of Vegas Plumbing Service Inc. (1991-2016)
  • Owner of Champion Tile & Marble (1995-2009)

John earned his living from working hard on his businesses, but made time to serve in the community and then in the Nevada Legislature. After each session he returned to work, and stayed in touch with his constituents and their needs. During his service John was on several committees learning about many Nevada issues. He began by serving on local committees and then on state legislative committees that included:


  • Boy Scouts of America Executive Board and Las Vegas Area Council Executive Committee
  • Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Board
  • UNLV School of Medicine Community Advisory Board
  • Chairman of Senate Government Affairs Committee
  • Chairman of Nevada Lake Tahoe Oversight Committee
  • Civilian Military Council Executive Committee Member - Nellis AFB
  • Clark County Shooting Range Committee Chairman - 10 years
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority Board of Directors
  • Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Board
  • North Vista Hospital Governing Board Member
  • UNLV School of Medicine Community Advisory Board
  • Member of Nevada Nuclear Waste, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining, Infrastructure, Regional Transportation, Commerce and Labor, and Taxation Committees
  • Parking and Traffic, Parks and Recreation, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Clark County Comprehensive Planning Board
  • Clark County Regional Flood Control District Board of Directors
  • Mojave Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Committee (BLM)
  • Nevada First Bank Founding Board Member
  • Enterprise Bank Board


  • Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver Recipient & National Outstanding Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
  • Las Vegas Global Economic Association (LVGEA) Chairman’s Award Recipient – 2019
  • American City and County Magazine Nationwide Elected Official of the Year – 2016
  • National Sports Shooting Foundation National Legislator of the Year – 2008
  • National Rifle Association National Legislator of the Year – 2008
  • NFIB Guardian of Small Business – 2000