Lincoln Voters Choose Democrats in City Election Sweep

Lincoln voters chose Democratic candidates who will focus on working together to help our community with a successful economic recovery. Not only did Lincoln vote for experienced leadership; they voted for diversity. Sändra

Washington and Bennie Shobe were re-elected, and Tom Beckius elected to Lincoln City Council. Kathy Danek, Barb Baier, and Don Mayhew were re-elected to Lincoln School Board. Every Democrat on the ballot was elected.

Shobe thanked the “voters, volunteers and supporters who participated in the election and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent all of Lincoln for four more years. I look forward to working with the other members of the council to ensure that our city remains welcoming, inclusive and growing.”

Said Washington, “My heart is full. I am grateful to everyone who supported me with their votes, and all the volunteers who made the campaign a success. I’m energized to continue on the City Council, working with everyone to build a strong, prosperous and caring Lincoln.”

Beckius added, “I am thankful the voters have entrusted me to help keep Lincoln on the right path. I look forward to working with each community member on the issues important to us all.  Let’s continue the work of building a prosperous Lincoln for everyone.”

Said Danek, “I am so honored to again be elected to represent our LPS Board of Education for District 1 in Northeast Lincoln. I am overwhelmed and grateful for the hard work of my volunteers, supporters, Lincoln Education Association, Labor, friends and family in getting our message out to the voters. I am ready to continue my work for every child, every day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Baier said, "Many thanks to the voters for their strong support for me and the other Democrats on the ballot. The pandemic has been a challenge for our schools and community, but we proved that by working together, we will succeed. I am looking forward to the next four years to continue our work together on equity issues in our schools and throughout our community."

Mayhew added, "Mayhew for School Board was a team win, and I'm so grateful to all of the volunteers and supporters who made it happen. The school district is facing some big challenges, but we have a strong board and I'm looking forward to our work."

According to Civic Nebraska, The 52,541 ballots – two-thirds of them cast early – in Lincoln's 2021 city election represents a 35 percent jump from the previous high in a non-mayoral contest. It's also the second-highest total for *any* city election, behind 2019’s mayoral/council race. Read the full article:

Thanks to the Nebraska Democratic Party, volunteers and friends for your donations, calls to voters, putting flyers on doors, writing postcards, help with events, and more. We look forward to seeing everyone at activities as we prepare for Mid-term elections.

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