One Lancaster County commissioner race still unclear
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The results are in for the Lancaster County commissioner races in Districts 1 and 3. The winner in District 5 can’t be declared with certainty.
Lancaster County commissioner, District 1
Sean Flowerday *WinnerD
Cameron Hall R
Sean Flowerday has won the 2022 election for District 1 commissioner and will continue to serve four more years.
He was first elected in 2018, when he beat Republican candidate Tim Duey by over 7,100 votes.
His priority areas of interest are renewable energy development, fiscal accountability and stability, criminal justice reform, workers’ rights and human services.
Lancaster County commissioner, District 3
Matt Schulte WinnerR
District 3’s current commissioner, Deb Schorr, has served in the position for 20 years.
Her replacement, Matt Schulte, currently serves as the executive director of Youth for Christ/Campus Life, a nonprofit serving Lincoln youth.
Lancaster County commissioner, District 5
Rick Vest *WinnerD
Jason Krueger R
The race for District 5 commissioner is still too close to call. Incumbent Rick Vest and Jason Krueger are split by just over 1,000 votes. There are still over 7,000 ballots that have yet to be counted in the county, which officials say could take days.
Rick Vest won his first election and beat out his Republican opponent, Todd Wiltgen, by less than 1,000 votes in the 2018 general election.
His priority areas of interest are infrastructure needs, the criminal justice system and county growth.
A county commissioner can run for as many terms as they want, with each term lasting four years.
The race for Lancaster County commissioner for Districts 2 and 4 will be voted on in 2024.