Incumbent Joe Hewgley won reelection to the Dist. 1 county commissioners seat Tuesday by a narrow margin of 50 votes against challenger Stuart Simpson.

Hewgley had 590 votes and Simpson 540, according to the final, but unofficial results.

The tally will remain unofficial until the board of canvassers meets in a couple days to check the totals.

Hewgley has been a county commissioner for 38 years and is currently the chairman of the board. Simpson is the Finance and Facilities Director at North Platte Public Schools, where he has worked for the better part of 18 years.

In the race for Dist. 4 county commissioner, incumbent Chris Bruns won by a decisive margin, 512-278, over challenger Nancy Seifer Nelson.

Bruns is finishing a four-year term as commissioner. It was Nelson’s first run for political office.

There were no Democrat candidates for the commissioner seats, so Hewgley and Bruns have won re-election.

Council seat

In a three-man race to represent Ward 4 in the North Platte city council, Nick McNew stretched his early lead as the final ballots were counted, finishing with 239 votes. Aaron Edwards was second with 159 and Tracy Martinez had 100.

McNew and Edwards now advance to the fall election in November to determine the victor.

Turnout

Nearly 24% of eligible voters cast ballots, with 5,568 voters casting ballots, Lincoln County Election Clerk Rebecca Rossell said. There are 23,299 eligible voters in Lincoln County.

Sutherland

In the other close Lincoln County race of the night, the Sutherland special issue was adopted, 136-115, to declare the village a sanctuary for the unborn.

Lincoln County results:

REPUBLICAN

US President

• Donald J. Trump 3,568

• Nikki Haley 539

• Perry Johnson 95

• Write-In 32

US Senator 6 YR

• Deb Fischer 3,332

• Aaron Kowalski 996

• Write-In 25

US Senator 2 YR

• Pete Ricketts 3,540

• John Glen Weaver 565

• Mac Stevens 237

• Write-In 14

Congress Dist. 3

• Adrian Smith 3,197

• John Walz 863

• Robert McCuiston 297

• Write-In 14

County Commissioner, Dist 1

• Joe Hewgley 590

• Stuart L. Simpson 540

• Write-In 14

County Commissioner, Dist 4

• Chris Bruns 512

• Nancy Seifer Nelson 278

• Write-In 2

DEMOCRAT

US President

• Joseph R. Biden Jr. 776

• Dean Phillips 174

• Write-In 44

US Senator 2 YR

• No candidates

US Senator 2 YR

• Preston Love Jr. 858

• Write-In 18

Congress, Dist. 3

• David J. Else 439

• Daniel Ebers 427

• Write-In 14

LIBERTARIAN

US President

• Charles Ballay 3

• Jacob Hornberger 1

• Lars Mapstead 4

• Chase Russell Oliver 5

• Michael Rectenwald 2

• Mike ter Maat 1

• Write-In 12

US Senator 6 YR

• No candidates

US Senator 2 YR

• No candidates

US President

• No candidate

US Senator 6 YR

• Kerry Eddy 9

• Kenneth Peterson 3

LEGALIZE MARIJUANA NOW

• No candidates

No Platte City Council, Ward 4

• Nick McNew 239

• Aaron Edwards 159

• Tracy Martinez 100

Sutherland Hospital Board, Vote For 3

• Patricia Brunz 317

• Write-In 22

Sutherland Special Issue

 • Yes (for the adoption of the Ordinance) 136

• No (against the adoption) 115


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