OMAHA, Neb — By 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night the Omaha mayoral race was all but sewn up by Mayor Jean Stothert.
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Stothert says her priorities include fighting covid, ensuring that Omaha stays safe, road resurfacing/repair, keeping taxes low, economic development/job growth, upkeeping city services and making sure Omaha is inclusive.— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) May 12, 2021
RJ Neary took the stage at his campaign headquarters and conceded the race to the incumbent with a short speech to his supporters.
@NearyforOmaha says he’s called Mayor Jean Stothert to congratulate her on a win. He says he is proud of the clean campaign he ran. pic.twitter.com/3XCaUG9cx1— Jessika Eidson KMTV (@JessikaEidsonTV) May 12, 2021
Stothert, the presumptive winner, is likely to be sworn-in to an unprecedented third term as Omaha's mayor.
As of Tuesday evening, several city council races remained close.
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District 1 incumbent Pete Festersen had a significant lead over Sarah Johnson.
In District 2, Juanita Johnson seemed poised to upset incumbent Ben Gray.
Denny Begley in District 3 was leading Cammy Watkins, and Vinny Palermo pulled ahead of his District 4 challenger, Becky Barrientos-Patlan, by a comfortable margin.
Don Rowe was leading Patrick Leahy in District 5 and incumbent Brinker Harding opened up a wide lead on challenger Naomi Hattaway in District 6.
The race for the District 7 seat between Aimee Melton and Sara Kohen remains competitive and there will likely not be a clear result for that race on Tuesday.
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