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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