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After nearly three weeks of waiting, incumbent Ward 4 city councilman Andrew McCarthy will keep his seat following a mandatory vote recount on Monday.
While many parts of the country are still working to complete vote counts and determine election results from Tuesday, Nebraskans are returning to business as usual, having elected a new governor, as well as deciding on several other critical races and ballot issues.
College students are known for parties, but maybe not so much an election party.
Madison city councilman Rob Fite appears to have been elected as the next Madison mayor, unofficially defeating incumbent Alvin Brandl by a wide margin.
The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education will have an all-female board, following the results from Tuesday’s general election.
“The citizens of Norfolk have spoken,” said Jim McKenzie, spokesman for grassroots political action group Norfolk Citizens for Responsible Government. His group claimed victory on Tuesday night as the proposed $68 million sales tax bond issue was rejected by voters.
A mix of familiar faces and newcomers will make up the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Directors for the next term.
Sue Fuchtman of Norfolk edged out fellow Norfolkan Ben Temple for a spot on the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors.
Keith Kube has been handed his third loss for the Nebraska Legislature District 40 seat by Barry DeKay.
Cool weather and sporadic rain in the area couldn’t keep Norfolkans from the polls on Tuesday, as several state, regional and local races, as well as some hotly contested ballot issues, were decided by voters.
Nebraskans decisively elected a new governor on Tuesday, ending a 22-month gubernatorial campaign season that saw a landslide victory for Republican Jim Pillen, former chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
It looks as though U.S. Rep. Mike Flood found the right recipe to keep the 1st Congressional District in the hands of a Republican.
State Sen. Mike Moser held off challenger Roy Zach on Tuesday night as the longtime Columbus resident was reelected to the District 22 seat.
State Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair has been elected to serve a second term as the representative of Nebraska Legislative District 16, which covers Washington, Burt and Cuming counties and part of Stanton County.
As of Wednesday morning, Norfolk Ward 4 city councilman Andrew McCarthy was clinging to a slim two-vote lead over challenger Zach Steiner in a race that saw the proposed sales tax bond measure become a primary issue in the campaign between the two candidates.
At an event organized by the Norfolk Rotary Club, Republican U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer spoke to voters Wednesday evening and covered many topics, ranging from national security threats to voter reform.
It’s not a presidential election, which usually has the highest voter turnouts, but election commissioner Anne Pruss said she expects Madison County to have about a 50% to 60% turnout rate among voters next week.
Tilden is among the Madison County cities that will elect a mayor and representatives to their councils.
Newman Grove City Council will have a new face next year as Jim O’Brien is running unopposed for the position.
Water quality, flood control and drought response are serious topics in Nebraska. They’re among the most important for many of the 17 candidates — in seven subdistrict and one at-large races — who are vying for seats on the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Directors in the g…