LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- A newcomer joined two incumbents on the Lincoln City Council when the unofficial final results came in Tuesday night.
It was Bennie Shobe (middle) joining Leirion Gaylor Baird (left) and Roy Christensen (right), giving Democrats two of the three at-large spots up for grabs.
"I'm excited. I'm thrilled," new City Council elect Bennie Shobe said. "I knew in the primary, that when the second wave came in, when the polls closed, when working families got off their jobs, I surged, and the same thing happened in the general."
Leirion Gaylor Baird said she plans to work with the news city council and continue the work she has done in Lincoln.
"I just want to continue the progress we have seen in this city, and I hope everyone gets to enjoy their progress regardless of age, income zip-code, everyone is enjoying this progress," said Gaylor Baird. "We have so much to be proud of in our community and so much more good work to do."
In the other contested races, Lanny Boswell ran away with the LPS Board of Education seat for District 5, while Zachary James and Richard Nuernberger edged out Robert Selig for the two Airport Authority Board seats.
To view the full results from all of the election races, click on this link.
To see where the candidates stand on certain issues, click on this link.