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Christensen, Gaylor Baird & Fellers win Lincoln council seats

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With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, here are the official results of the Lincoln City Council race. The top three won an at-large seat on the council.

Roy A. Christensen  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    20,070   19.26
Leirion Gaylor Baird.  .  .  .  .  .  .    18,065   17.34
Trent Fellers .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    17,961   17.24
Mark Whitehead.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    16,629   15.96
Meg Mikolajczyk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    16,297   15.64
Eugene W. Carroll.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    15,034   14.43
   WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       150     .14
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   104,206

There was plenty of cheering and hand shaking at the GOP Headquarters Tuesday night as Republicans picked up two seats on the Lincoln City Council.

Roy Christensen was the overall results winner. He said he's excited to join the team and already has big plans for the city.

"I'd like to see the south beltway prioritized. 18 people died on Highway 2 in the last 12 years inside the city of limits of Lincoln. And the other issue is economic growth and development. That will be a huge addition to the great projects we have in our city," said Christensen.

Mark Whitehead just missed making it into the top three, and although he's disappointed he's hopeful the new council will move the city in a positive direction.

"The election has been one of moving Lincoln forward and not being dismissive; being one of representing all 270,000 people in the city of Lincoln. I hope the new council can move Lincoln in that direction," said Whitehead.

The Democrats still maintain a majority on the council, 4-3. We caught up with Lancaster County Democratic Chair, John Yoakum as the results were coming in.

"I just want to thank everyone in Lincoln that voted, and for those that didn't vote, don't complain," he said.

Yoakum told Channel 8 Eyewitness News that it was vital the democrats win at least one seat, so they could maintain majority on the Lincoln City Council.

The lone incumbent, Gene Carroll, missed the third and final spot by nearly 3,000 votes.

Meg Mikolajczyk was in second place after the first round of votes, but finished in fifth place with just more than 16,297 total votes.

Mikolajczyk didn't join the race until late February, after Roger Dodson withdrew.

"I just want to thank everyone who took a chance on the late race candidate," she said.

The three new city council members will be sworn in at the May 20th meeting.

 Here are the rest of your results:

          Airport Authority 6 Year
          Vote For  1
           Nicholas J. Cusick  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    25,306   97.91
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       541    2.09
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    25,847

          Lincoln School District 1
          Vote For  1
           Kathy Danek.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,751   97.96
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        78    2.04
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     3,829

          Lincoln School District 3
          Vote For  1
           Barbara Baier .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,900   96.69
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        65    3.31
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,965

          Lincoln School District 5
          Vote For  1
           Lanny Boswell .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,837   98.67
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        65    1.33
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,902

          Lincoln School District 7
          Vote For  1
           Don Mayhew .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,547   97.59
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        63    2.41
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,610

          City Contract Amendment
          Vote For  1
           FOR  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    24,090   69.40
           AGAINST .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,624   30.60
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    34,714

          City Council Charter Amendment
          Vote For  1
           FOR  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    29,473   87.88
           AGAINST .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,064   12.12
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    33,537
                                                      

 

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