Wagner reelected Lancaster County sheriff; other races too close to call
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Enough results are in to declare the winners of some positions across Lancaster County; others may take days to decide.
The race for Lancaster County attorney is too close to call after a heated campaign season. Incumbent Pat Condon is currently leading Adam Morfeld by about 2,000 votes.
The county still has over 7,000 ballots to count.
Lancaster County sheriff
Terry Wagner *WinnerR
Jay Pitts D
Conan Thomas L
Terry Wagner was reelected Lancaster County sheriff in his first contested race since 1994.
Wagner is already the longest-serving sheriff in the county’s history.
He was first elected in 1994 and is the second longest-serving sheriff in the county’s history.
Lancaster County clerk
Matt Hansen WinnerD
Kris Beckenbach R
The race for county clerk between State Sen. Matt Hansen and Republican Kris Beckenbach is still too close to call.
It will be the winner’s first time in the office.
Dan Nolte is the current county clerk and has decided to run for county assessor and register of deeds.
Lancaster County clerk of the district court
Troy L. Hawk *WinnerR
Lin Quenzer D
Troy Hawk will serve four more years after beating Lin Quenzer by over 6,500 votes.
He has served as the clerk of the district court since 2014.
Lancaster County assessor/register of deeds
Dan Nolte WinnerD
Rob Ogden * R
The race for county assessor and register of deeds is still too close to call with just over 1,000 votes between the candidates.
Rob Ogden has served as the county assessor and register of deeds for the past four years after running unopposed in 2018. He has worked within the assessor’s office for over 27 years.
Dan Nolte is currently Lancaster County’s clerk.
Lancaster County treasurer
Rachel Garver *WinnerD
Tracy L. Refior R
Rachel Garver will serve four more years as Lancaster County’s first female treasurer.
She was elected in 2018, beating her Republican opponent, Matt Schulte, by just over 6,000 votes.
This election, she beat Tracy Refior by just shy of 8,000 votes.
Lancaster County public defender
Kristi Egger WinnerD
Trevin Preble R
Kristi Egger will serve as Lancaster County’s next public defender.
She will be replacing Joe Nigro, who has served since 2014 and was defeated by Egger in the primary election.
Lancaster County engineer
Pam Dingman ran unopposed for the third time in the race for Lancaster County engineer.
She was appointed in December 2013 by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners to replace Don Thomas.