Preview: General election

 Posted By: Veronica Ortega

The candidates for mayor have hit the end of the road on the campaign trail. It’s time for voters to decide who they want to run Lincoln.

In a final push Monday, Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing says his priority will be to make changes.

“What I’m going to do is clean up the checkbook, fix the streets, rebuild the police and fire, and start bringing back lost attractions,” says Andy Stebbing.

Both candidates say they feel confidant going into the final round of the election.

Mayor Beutler says he hopes the people will recognize the positive changes made in his 8 years in office.

A major issue that has divided both candidates is the sales tax increase to help fund a new 911 public radio system. The measure was approved by voters last month, but Stebbing says that’s because the people believed it was the only option.

Stebbing says if elected he will try not to use that money, but Beutler says that’s not what the people want.

Both candidates are urging residents to come out and vote.

“It’s one of the basic obligations, duties, and privileges of a democratic society to be able to vote,” says Mayor Beutler.

Voters will also choose City Council members in four districts, three seats on the Lincoln Board of Education, and two seats on the Lincoln Airport Authority.

Polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.