Omaha Public Radio News
Sun May 9, 2010
Terry, Heineman, Stenberg win GOP nominations
By Katie Knapp Schubert and Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – Governor Dave Heineman and Democrat Mark Lakers are the candidates in the November gubernatorial election.
Lakers ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Governor Heineman received 90 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. His two opponents, Christopher Geary and Paul Anderson, each received about five percent.
In the Second Congressional District, six-term incumbent Lee Terry got 64 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. Matt Sakalosky received 36 percent of the vote. Terry will face Democrat Tom White in the November election.
The State Treasurer's race will feature Don Stenberg and Mark Stoj. Stenberg, a former Nebraska Attorney General, won 52 percent of the vote in the Republican primary for Treasurer. Stoj ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.
Bellevue voters will have Rita Sanders and Steve Exon to choose from in November. David Black and Terry Brennan won the primary for Papillion Mayor. Black was appointed Mayor last year after James Blinn's resignation.
Omaha voters approved all five bond measures on the ballot. Voters were asked to approve bonds for improvements to streets, sewers, parks, public safety facilities, and other public buildings.
In Lincoln, voters approved bonds for a new arena in Haymarket Park.