Field set for two Hastings City Council District 3 races

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The field is set for the general election for Hastings City Council seats in Districts Three and Four. The incumbents are not running for re-election in both of those districts.

The top vote getters in District 3 were Chuck Rosenberg with 610 votes and Matt Jones with 272 votes. Butch Hughes finished third and will not advance to the general election.

Rosenberg is a Hastings business owner and current chairman of the Hastings Planning Commission. Matt Jones is a web developer working from home and active volunteer in the community.

Hughes works in construction and development is active in community issues.

In interviews prior to Election Day, Rosenberg said he hopes to improve roads and streets, communication between city leaders and community members, as well as looking at city codes to make sure they are reasonable and make sense.

Jones said If elected, one of his priorities will be to address mental health issues in the city, as well as work on having safer transportation available and to bring in good jobs for the city's demographic.

John Harrington has represented District 3 on the council, but chose not to run for re-election.

In District Four, the top vote getters were Matt Fong and Charles Holmberg. Fong finished with 336 votes, followed by Holmberg with 243.

Christopher Maunder finished third and LaDaun Schoenhals fourth and will not advance to the general election.

Fong is an Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Hastings College. Holmberg is a retired Hastings Utilities employee.

Fong and Holmberg will be looking to take the seat on the city council currently held by Phil Odom. Odom, a long-time fixture in Hastings city politics and a former mayor of the city, did not seek re-election.

For complete election results, go to the KSNB Local4 web site.