Mayor Stothert confident she will keep her job

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 19:27:12-04

Omaha's incumbent Mayor Jean Stothert is hoping the voters give her another four years.   She's been touting lower property taxes and fixing the streets.  Mayor Jean Stothert was out first thing this morning, waving to voters at 132nd and West Center Street using the time she has left to bring in any possible last minute crucial votes.

The incumbent won the primary by a close margin last month but is confident she will keep her job tonight. Mayor Jean Stothert says her campaign has reached out and touched more than 200 thousand voters by meeting them door-to-door, through mail, and at events.

Her campaign has raised more than 1.7 million dollars to win the re-election bid.  She feels good about their positive campaign but says she's responded to untrue statements made by her opponent.

Mayor Stothert said that citizens see that the police department is doing a good job, and that she's been able to reduce property taxes twice.

 “just really really positive that people do feel like the city is going in the right direction that people do recognize our accomplishments, they do feel like the budget for the first time in many many years being very fiscally sound and we turn deficits into surpluses."

 We will be bringing you election results immediately after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.