Update: Stothert Wins Omaha Mayor's Race

By: WOWT Email
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Jim Suttle has conceded the race for Omaha Mayor following the release of the second round of early returns. Jean Stothert will become Omaha's first female Mayor.

Final, unofficial results put Jean Stothert with 47,953 (57.32%) votes versus Jim Suttle with 35,346 (42.25%). Write-in candidates received 353 votes (.4%)

Following the first results at 8 p.m., Suttle's camp told Channel 6 News they were not concerned because their voters are workers that voted late; however, Suttle did not wait for those votes to be tallied before conceding.

In his concession speech, Suttle never mentioned Stothert, but later told Channel 6 News he had called her and promised to make it a smooth transition.

Stothert congratulated Suttle on his four years of service in her victory speech, saying she knew Suttle to be a hardworker.

Stothert thanked her family and congratulated the seven city council members elected Tuesday. She said, "Voters expect us to work together to improve our City and we will."

Stothert asked that residents hold her accountable. She added that her goal is to work with Omahans in the next few years to move the City forward.


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