Five candidates in open-seat mayoral primary in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Tuesday

The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is holding primaries for mayor, four city council districts, and one of five elected seats on the airport authority on April 9. A general election is scheduled for May 7. The filing deadline for this election was March 7.
 
The open mayoral primary includes five candidates—Leirion Gaylor Baird, Krystal Gabel, Jeff Kirkpatrick, Cyndi Lamm, and Rene Solc. Mayor Chris Beutler is not seeking re-election in 2019 due to term limits.
 
One of the four city council incumbents whose terms are on the ballot in 2019 is running for re-election. District 3 incumbent Jane Raybould faces Colten Zamrzla. The District 1 race includes two candidates, and the District 2 and 4 races each have three candidates. In the airport authority race, incumbent Nick Cusick faces Aurang Zeb.
 
Lincoln is the second-largest city in Nebraska and the 71st-largest city in the U.S. by population.
 



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