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UPDATE: Pillen wins GOP nomination for governor; Douglas County Sheriff's race set for November

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 14:14:57-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATED 5/13/2022 12:00 p.m.

On Friday, Douglas County election officials released the unofficial results from the last batch of ballots to be counted. Greg Gonzalez narrowly defeated Wayne in the Democratic Party primary for Douglas County Sheriff, edging him out 21,394 votes to 20,005.

To see other vote tallies visit the Douglas County Election Commission website or the 3 News Now election results page: 3newsnow.com/election-results

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The Associated Press projects Jim Pillen will win the Republican nomination for governor of Nebraska.

Polls closed at 8 p.m. CST in Nebraska's primary election and at 7 p.m. MST.

3 News Now is present at the election parties of the top candidates in Nebraska's gubernatorial race tonight and will be checking in with other races throughout the night.

For the most recent Douglas County results, click here.

In the race for Douglas County Sheriff, Aaron Hanson won the race for the Republican nomination, with nearly 80 percent of the vote in the county's 11:45 p.m. update. The Democratic primary is significantly tighter, with Greg Gonzalez with a lead of 19,243 to Wayne Hudson's 17,518 in the 11:45 p.m. update.

Bellevue Mayor Rusty Hike is in first in his race, with more than 60 percent of the vote. Updates to that race and others in Sarpy County click here.

As of midnight, Deborah Neary was leading the Nebraska State Board of Education District 8 race with 48% of the vote.

Results from the statewide races can be found on the Nebraska Secretary of State website.


The Associated Press has called the following races:

  • David Else wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District. (10:26 p.m.)
  • Bob Evnen wins the Republican primary for Secretary of State, holding off Robert Borer and Rex Schroder.
  • Mike Foley has won the Republican primary for State Auditor.
  • Machaela Cavanaugh and Christian Mirch are the two candidates that will advance to November in Nebraska Legislature's District 6 (9:28 p.m.)
  • Megan Hunt and Marilyn Arant Asher will advance to November's general election.
  • Mike Hilgers wins the Republican nomination for Attorney General. The Democrats have no candidates, so Hilgers is the presumed to be the next Attorney General of Nebraska (9:28 p.m.)
  • Ben Hansen and Connie Peterson advance to the general election for District 16 of the Legislature (9:28 p.m.)
  • Stu Dornan and John Fredrickson advance to the general election for Nebraska Legislature District 20. (9:28 p.m.)
  • Adrian Smith wins the Republican nomination for Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District. (9:22 p.m.)
  • Carol Blood has won the Democratic nomination for governor. (8:21 p.m.)
  • Mike Flood wins the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District. (8:20 p.m.)
  • Patty Pansing Brooks wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District. (8:18 p.m.)
  • Tony Vargas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. (8:18 p.m.)
  • Don Bacon wins the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. (8:17 p.m.)


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For the most recent vote count on the Omaha-area boards of education, visit page nine here.

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