Mayor Jean Stothert has been reelected winning by a 53-47 margin over Democrat Heath Mello.
Mayor Jean Stothert continues to hold her 10 point lead over Democrat Heath Mello.
It’s Stothert 55 percent to Mello’s 45 percent.
Almost 73,000 votes have been counted out of an estimated 88,000 projected votes.
Democrat Heath Mello has closed the gap in the Omaha mayor’s race but still trails incumbent Republican Jean Stothert by 10 points.
It’s Stothert 55 percent (29,652) to Mello’s 45 percent (24,329).
Just over 54 thousand votes have been counted, more than half of the total vote projection.
These latest votes include those who voted before Election Day.
The polls are closed and incumbent Republican Jean Stothert holds an early and sizable 15 point lead in the Omaha mayor’s race over former State Senator Heath Mello.
It’s Stothert 57 percent (17,941) to Democrat Mello’s 42 percent (13,387).
Some 31,000 votes have been counted, just about a third of the total vote projection.
Votes in this first batch—votes from every precinct throughout the city—were cast between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
We expect the next round of votes to be released around 8:45 tonight and will include the ballots of those who voted before Election Day.
Stay with News Channel Nebraska for continuing coverage of Omaha Vote 2017.