In the early voting results on primary election day, Elizabeth Tegtmeier of North Platte took a commanding Lincoln County lead in the race for the state school board.
With two of 25 Lincoln County precincts counted, as well as early mail-in ballots, Tegtmeier shot to the lead with 1,823 votes, nearly tripling the total of incumbent Robin Stevens of Gothenburg (654.) Pat Moore of Litchfield had 326.
Tegtmeier also held a commanding lead in the wider area in the early returns. With about 365 of the early precincts counted in western Nebraska, she had 62% of the votes. Stevens had 20%, the Nebraska Secretary of State reported.
All totals are unofficial.
Weems: early lead
In a three-way race for Lincoln County Commissioner, Dist. 2, incumbent Kent Weems led his nearest opponent David P. Huebner by about 45 votes.
Jacobson: Slight lead over Bruns
In the race for state legislature from Dist. 42, Interim Sen. Mike Jacobson led his nearest opponent Chris Bruns, 1,448-1,200. Dist. 42 consists of Hooker, Thomas, McPherson and Logan counties, in addition to Lincoln County and about three-fourths of Perkins County. Brenda Fourtner was in a distant third place. .
NP school board
In competitive races for two seats on the North Platte school board, the early leaders were Cynthia O’Connor and Marcy Hunter in Ward 1 and Emily Garrick and Mark Nicholson in Ward 3.
David Gale of North Platte led in the race for a seat on the board of directors of the Nebraska Public Power District.
In the Republican race for governor, Jim Pillen led Charles Herbster and Brett Lindstrom in Lincoln County, and statewide as well.
The unofficial early Lincoln County results, with 3,104 ballots counted:
North Platte School Board
Cynthia L O’Connor – 312
Marcy Hunter – 200
Anna Junker – 166
Emily M Garrick – 550
Mark D Nicholson – 273
Mitch Wagner – 204
Suzanne Donnally – 119
Lincoln County commissioner, Dist. 2 – winner take all
Kent C Weems, Stapleton – 173
David P. Huebner, North Platte – 128
Todd Roe, Brady – 59
Dist. 42, State Legislature – two candidates advance
Mike Jacobson, North Platte – 1,448
Chris Bruns, North Platte – 1,200
Brenda K. Fourtner, North Platte – 337
Nebraska school board, Dist. 7
Elizabeth Tegtmeier, North Platte – 1,823
Robin Stevens, Gothenburg – 654
Pat Moore, Litchfield – 326
Nebraska Public Power District, Subdivision 4
David Gale, North Platte – 1,294
Larry E. Linstrom, North Platte – 919
Bill Hoyt, McCook – 604
NU Board of Regents, Dist. 7
Matt Williams, Gothenburg – 1,332
Kathy Wilmot, Beaver City – 1,019
Nolan Gurnsey, Sutherland – 278
Republican Public Service Commission, Dist 5
Kevin Stocker – 621
Mary Ridder – 745
Dakota Delka – 199
Neb. governor, Republican (winner secures the Republican nomination)
Jim Pillen – 837
Charles W. Herbster – 543
Brett Lindstrom – 448
Theresa Thibodeau – 108
Michael Connely – 33
Breland Ridenour – 31
Donna Nicole Carpenter – 21
Lela McNinch – 18
Troy Wentz – 8
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