Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle came in second in the mayoral primary on Tuesday, but still has a shot at re-election in a run-off with City Councilwoman Jean Stothert who won the primary.
Stothert was the clear winner in the seven-candidate primary, receiving18,870 votes unofficially, slightly more than 32% of the vote. Suttle came in second, with 14,309 votes, a bit more than 24% of the vote. The two will square off in the general municipal election in Omaha May 14th.
The contest will set up a partisan race for an officially nonpartisan position. Stothert is a registered Republican. Suttle is a registered Democrat.
The Douglas County Election Commission reports 61,278 voters cast ballots in Omaha’s primary election.
Voters also selected the Omaha City Council and Omaha Public School Board of Education candidates that will advance in the General Election in May.
Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says the commission will start the process of counting the ballots later this week and provisional ballots next week. Official election results will be released on April 12th.