Election Day 2022: Hanson widens lead in Douglas County Sheriff race

Gonzalez trailed by more than 3,000 votes in results posted late Tuesday.
A contentious race for Douglas County sheriff.
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 8:36 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The race for Douglas County Sheriff remained close as election results rolled in throughout the evening on Tuesday, but later ballot counts showed Republican Aaron Hanson taking the lead over Democrat Greg Gonzalez.

The two candidates participated in a heated debate a few weeks ago. Results remained neck-and-neck until late Tuesday.

As of 11:45 p.m., Hanson had pulled further ahead of Gonzalez, leading by more than 3,000 votes.

  • Hanson: 51% with 85,818 votes
  • Gonzalez: 49% with 82,647 votes

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.