NEBRASKA CITY – The Unofficial tally from Tuesday’s primary election shows Jeff Lant prevailing in a tight race for Otoe County sheriff.
Lant finished with 750 votes compared to 706 for Lionberger. Deputy Brian Briley had 512 votes.
There was plenty of drama at the Otoe County Courthouse with Lant and Lionberger running neck to neck and the Syracuse and Burr precincts yet to be counted.
For District 1 Otoe County Board it is James Thurman defeating Cari Stovall Lee by four votes. Thurman finished with 159 votes compared to Stovall Lee’s 155. Matt Watkins had 19 percent of the total with 78 votes.
Election Commissioner Janene Bennett said she is aware of 11 provisional ballots that have not yet been counted. The district 1 race it too close to call tonight.
For district 2 Otoe County board, incumbent Rick Freshman has been nominated. Freshman has 224 votes, nearly 45 percent. He was followed by Shane Allgood with 160 votes and Howard Bebout with 116.