NEBRASKA CITY- Write-in candidate Jerry Werner was the leading vote-getter in the general election for Syracuse City Council.
Werner, who had a Facebook campaign as a write-in, led all candidates with 516 votes.
Werner is former school board member, active in the Luther Memorial Church and worked for years at PSC Phosphate.
Also elected was Laramie Werner, a news reporter and volunteer on the rescue squad. Werner finished with 25 percent of the vote with 337 total.
Kristy Henke, a current council member, also registered as a write-in candidate. She finished with 211 votes.
Sheena Ammon had 243.
A write-in candidate will also be elected for the Burr Village Board. There were two seats open and only John Robinson filed. He received 17 votes. There is a tie for the second seat between Jerry Carper and David Lubben, each with two votes.
The Lorton Village Board had three vacancies and two filed, Nina Landwehr with 12 votes and Patricia Hogancamp with 11. Write in candidate Kirstey Grim received six votes.
A write-in candidate is also elected to the Palmyra village, where there were three vacancies and two candidates.
Elected are Hannah Perdue, 129; and Bill Thomas, 126. 45 people also wrote in Jennifer Wade Bennett.