Incumbents keeping their seats on Kearney City Council

Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 12:01 AM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The incumbents held sway in Tuesday’s election for the Kearney city council.

Incumbents Stan Clouse, Jonathan Nikkila and Bruce Lear were running to defend their three seats on the council against challenger Jaden Longfellow.

Stan Clouse received 9,657 votes, Jonathan Nikkila received 8,550 votes, Bruce Lear received 7,452 votes and challenger Jaden Longfellow came in with 5,108 votes.

Kearney city council members are elected at large instead of by wards or districts. The top three vote getters were elected to the council.

Kearney does not vote for a mayor, but rather the city council elects its president, who performs most of the functions that a mayor does in other cities.

Clouse has been president of the Kearney City Council for several years.

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