Press release: Democrats show strength in Lincoln city elections

Democrats made a strong showing in Tuesday’s city of Lincoln election, with the party securing a super-majority on the Lincoln City Council and all three Democrats winning their races for the Lincoln Board of Education, according to unofficial final results from the Lancaster County Election Commissioner.

City council members Bennie Shobe and Sändra Washington won re-election to their at-large seats and Tom Beckius unseated GOP incumbent Roy Christensen for his at-large seat.

That gives Democrats a 6-1 majority on the officially non-partisan council.

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.”

In the Lincoln Board of Education races, Democrats Kathy Danek in District 1, Barb Baier in District 3 and Don Mayhew in District 7 all won re-election.

The strong Democratic showing demonstrates the hard work and coordination of the state and county parties working hand-in-hand with local volunteers and the candidates. 


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