Heath Mello casts his vote for Omaha mayor

Mello rallies for last minute voters
Posted at 6:05 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 19:10:44-04

Challenger Heath Mello is hoping to unseat incumbent mayor Jean Stothert.  the 37-year-old former State Senator voted this morning at a school at Karen Western Elementary School at 62nd and H.

He's been pushing hard for the last few weeks, criticizing the mayor for spreading the police department too thin by annexing neighborhoods.

Mello is hoping to close the small gap between him and Mayor Stothert during the primaries. He said that during this campaign they had a good opportunity to present a positive vision for the city moving forward. Win or lose they feel they have done everything they could to present voters a different choice for mayor.

The campaign watch party will be at Hotel R-L on 72nd and I-80.  We will be bringing you up to the minute coverage of the election results as soon as the polls close at 8:00 p.m.