RJ Neary will face off against Mayor Jean Stothert in mayoral race

Several city council races have razor-thin margins
Stothert vs Neary
Posted at 12:31 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 20:04:08-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday morning, the Douglas County Election Commission released its final, unofficial election results for Omaha's city primary race.

Mayor Jean Stothert, who is seeking a third term, received 47,966 votes and will be challenged in the general election by businessman RJ Neary, who finished the officially non-partisan race in second place with 13,162 votes.

"We've all had the same goal, to make Omaha a more equitable and sustainable city," Neary said during a Nebraska Democratic Party unity rally. "We might have a few different ways of getting there, but I will be out meeting with all of them. And they will be included hopefully in my campaign. And as Jasmine said, I need to listen to all voices, and I will."

Community activist and nonprofit leader, Jasmine Harris finished in third with 11,992 votes. She was followed OPS Board of Education member, Kimara Snipes who garnered 7,469, and Mark Gudgel with 4,087 votes.

"I'm here to ensure that we are working to build an Omaha that is equitable and inclusive, and the candidate that is for that, I am sitting here to support and work towards that," Harris said during a press conference Friday in North Omaha. "I'm here to work to get Jean Stothert out of office, yes. So that's the support that I'm giving."

Visit our Election Results page for unofficial final tallies for the Tuesday election:

The top two finishers in each city council district will square off in the May 11 general election.

City Council District 1

Peter Festersen: 7,415
Sarah Johnson: 3,327

City Council District 2

Ben Gray: 2,615
Juanita Johnson: 1,502

City Council District 3

Denny Begley: 4,228
Cammy Watkins: 4,118

City Council District 4

Vinny Palermo: 2,927
Becky Barrientos-Patlan: 1,417

City Council District 5

Don Rowe: 2,554
Patrick Leahy: 2,480

City Council District 6

Brinker Harding: 10,202
Naomi Hattaway: 6,440

City Council District 7

Aimee Melton 7,116
Sara Kohen 7,063