Omaha City Election Results | NewsRadio 1110 KFAB

(Omaha, NE) – The polls in the city of Omaha have just closed, with four challengers in the primary against incumbent Mayor Jean Stothert. Over 53,000 voters have already returned their ballots, making this election likely the highest turnout in decades.

There are also 7 city council seats to be awarded. If Democrats can win another seat, they will have a veto-safe majority over the mayor. The top two voters in each district and in the mayor’s race will vote in general elections on May 11th.

The Douglas County Election Commission will publish initial results on its website as of the reporting date. We’ll have more updates here later this night.

(Candidate photos courtesy of WOWT 6 News)

Mayor of Omaha

  • Acting Mayor Jean Stothert and four challengers run on the same ballot.
  • The top two candidates will advance to the general election on May 11th. From 8 p.m. Jean Stothert leads with 60%, followed by RJ Neary with 17%.

Omaha City Council District 1

  • Acting Councilor Pete Festersen faces three challengers.
  • The top two candidates will advance to the May 11 general election. From 8:00 p.m. Pete Festersen leads with 63%, followed by Sarah Johnson with 22%.

Omaha City Council District 2

  • Acting councilor Ben Gray faces six challengers.
  • The top two candidates will advance to the May 11 general election. From 8:00 p.m., Ben Gray leads with 47%, followed by Jonathan Lathan with 22%.

Omaha City Council District 3

  • There are four candidates standing for Councilor Chris Jerram’s resignation.
  • The top two candidates will advance to the general election on May 11th. From 8:00 p.m., Danny Begley leads with 44%, followed by Cammy Watkins with 33%.

District 4 of the Omaha City Council

  • Acting councilor Vinny Palermo faces three challengers.
  • The top two candidates will advance to the May 11 general election. From 8:00 p.m. Vinny Palermo leads with 50%, followed by Becky Barrientos-Patlan with 20%.

Omaha City Council District 5

  • Acting Councilor Colleen Brennan faces six challengers.
  • The top two candidates will advance to the general election on May 11th. From 8:00 p.m. Patrick Leahy leads with 21%, followed by Don Rowe with 19%.

Omaha City Council District 6

  • Acting councilor Brinker Harding only faces one challenger.
  • Both Harding and his challenger Naomi Hattaway will move on to the general election on May 11th.

Omaha City Council District 7

  • Acting councilor Aimee Melton faces only one challenger.
  • Both Melton and her challenger Sara Kohen will move on to the May 11 general election.

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