May 10th Primary Results – Local – Regional – Statewide

May 10th Primary Results – Local – Regional – Statewide
State Senator Mike Flood from his Primary Election Day gathering Tuesday evening in Lincoln
May 11th, 2022 | Chad Moyer

Citizens in the city of West Point passed the proposal for a new swimming pool. According to Cuming County Election Commissioner Bonnie Vogletance, 627 people voted in favor of the proposal, while 201 votes were cast opposed to the measure. In other Cuming County totals, voters in the county favored Mike Flood and Patty Pansing-Brooks for Congressional District 1, and Jim Pillen and Carol Blood for Governor. Voter turnout in Cuming County was just over 38 percent for last night’s primary election. Voter turnout across the state for last night’s primary was 31.6 percent according to the secretary of state’s web site.

In the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Directors – Subdistrict 6 primary Tuesday, the top two vote-getters were Mark Burenheide with 1461 and Chuck Hamernik with 878 votes. They will appear on the November election ballot. The third candidate in L-E-N-R-D primary was David Gustin who received 439 votes.

In primary races for state senate…. District 16, incumbent Ben Hansen received just under 74 percent compared to Connie Petersen’s 26%, however both will be on the general election ballot.

In the District 22 race, it will be Mike Moser and Roy Zach on the November ballot. Incumbent Senator Moser received just under 51 percent of the vote and Zach garnered just under 31 percent. The third candidate in the primary, Mike Goos, received 18 percent.

It was a very close primary in District 40. The top vote-getter was Barry DeKay with 36 percent of the vote, however second place was decided by just over 100 votes…. Keith Kube received 25.8 percent and Mark Patefield received 24.9 percent. The 4th candidate, Robert Johnston, received just over 13 percent in the primary vote. So it appears the two that will be on the November ballot in the District 40 race will be Barry DeKay and Keith Kube.

Tuesday night, Patty Pansing Brooks became the Democratic nominee for Congressional District 1, putting her on the path toward the general election in November. Pansing-Brooks says she is ready to take her Nebraska values to Washington and find common ground with people across the political spectrum to do what’s right and bring common-sense results. Pansing Brooks will face State Senator Mike Flood in the November general election, as he received nearly 73% of the vote in the Republican primary for Congressional District 1.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) won his primary election Tuesday and will move on to face Democrat challenger Tony Vargas in Congressional District 2. Bacon received nearly 80 percent of the Republican vote on Tuesday. Bacon says he will continue to work to stand strong against China and Russia, strengthen our borders, and fix the broken economy that Pres. Biden created. Vargas received just over 69 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary in C-D 2.

In Congressional District 3 in Nebraska, it will be incumbent Adrian Smith challenged by David Else. Smith received 76 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, while Else received just over 52 percent of the vote in a much closer Democratic primary for C-D 3.

State Sen. Carol Blood is now the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state of Nebraska. She says voters are ready for NEW BLOOD to create effective change and grow our state in a direction that makes it a place where people of all ages–no matter what they look like or what is in their bank account–can count on a better and more prosperous future. Blood says every Nebraskan has a voice and deserves a seat at the table.

Just after 11pm Tuesday night, Republican candidate for governor Jim Pillen declared victory in the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial primary. He says Nebraska voters made it clear they value conservative leadership that represents their Christian, conservative values. Today Pillen says it’s back to work in the fight to keep Nebraska great. According to the Secretary of State’s web site, Pillen received 33.1 percent of of the vote in the Republican Governors primary, while Charles Herbster received 30.3 percent and State Senator Brett Lindstrom received 25.9 percent. Shortly after the Pillen’s announcement, Lindstrom congratulated Pillen on his victory and offered his full support and endorsement.

In other statewide Republican primary races, Bob Evnan received the most votes for Secretary of State (43.8%), John Murante for State Treasurer (56.7%), Mike Foley for Auditor (73.4%), and Mike Hilgers for Attorney General (67.1%).

In the Republican primary for Public Service Commission in District 4, Eric Kamler received 57 percent of the vote, and Rod Johnson garnered 42 percent.


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