Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird seeks reelection in the Capital City

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Incumbent Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird spoke about her outlook on the future of Lincoln as the election cycle nears an end.

If re-elected, Gaylor Baird said she promises to make Lincoln “the best home for everyone,” while also delivering consistency.

“Every campaign is different, what’s consistent, of course, are my priorities and the incredible track record that I have to communicate to our voters, again, the historic investment in streets,” she said. “No other administration has invested as much in improving and building our streets that support growth in our economy.”

Regarding public safety, Gaylor Baird said that, under her administration, the city has increased its investment in first responders.

“We’ve added 31 police personnel, 28 firefighter paramedics and LFR personnel,” she said. “We’ve invested in a new LPD team station, we’ve invested in 10 new fire engines and three ambulances, all designed to help ensure that we continue to have great public safety.”

On roadways across Lincoln, which is another focal point of her campaign, Gaylor Baird said she’ll continue to invest in streets to improve the quality.

“We’ve spent a historic $211 million on streets during my administration,” she said. “That’s improving the quality of our roads all across the community helping to open up and grow our city, and of course, we’ll continue to invest in our parks and trails and libraries and making sure this is a wonderful place to call home.”

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