Results from SE Nebraska contested Primary Elections

(KLZA)-- In Tuesday's Primary Election the turnout of voters was light overall in Southeast Nebraska.

A look at the unofficial vote totals from Tuesday's election include:

In the Nebraska 1st District Legislative Race, which is officially non-partisan, it will be Dennis Schaardt from Pawnee County and Bob Hallstrom from Otoe County advancing to the November General Election.

They outpolled Glenda Wilnerd ( 1,186 votes) and Bob Holman (332 votes) for the right to advance.

Schaardt received 3,226 votes to 2,429 for Hallstrom. Schaardt won in four of the five counties that make up the 1st District with Hallstrom winning his home county 1,316 to 770 over Schaardt. Wilnerd finished third in the race with 630 votes.

In Richardson County:

On the Republican ticket for District 2 County Commissioner Bob Campbell defeated former multi-term Commissioner Gayle Swisegood 275 - 155.

In the District 3 Commissioners race on the Republican ticket incumbent Rick Karas defeated Ron Ramer 299 - 175.

In the Falls City Council races:

Ward I: Brian Poppe received 75 votes and will advance to the General election to face Frank Killingsworth who received 62 votes. Brent Shubert received 38 votes and Cory Mason 26.

Ward II: Kenny Killingsworth received 105 votes and will advance facing Brittany Campbell who received 43 votes. Former Council member Judy Murphy received 27 votes and Joyce Jones 26.

In Ward III: Sara Ruiz advances with 62 votes; Sarah Bangert received 53 votes and will advance to the General Election and Les Baker received 39 votes.

In Pawnee County:

In the District I County Commission race on the Republican ticket, Incumbent Lavon Heidemann defeated James R. Thies 152 - 60.

Pawnee City voters approved extension of the 2% Sales and Use Tax by a vote of 168 in favor and 48 against. The proceeds of the tax which is scheduled to expire in July of this year is used to pay for a past street overlay project in Pawnee City, city services and economic development.

In Nemaha County:

On the Republican ticket for District II Count Commissioner, Incumbent Brian Mellage won with 122 votes, Frank Critser received 61 votes and Ross Helms 47.

In Johnson County:

In the District II Republican County Commission race, Tim Weber was the winner with 86 votes followed by George Kahnk with 64 and Dennis McClintock wit 55.

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