In just a few days residents of the city of Lincoln will have
elected a new mayor. There is also the possibility that when the new
fiscal year begins on May 1, we could have all new aldermen,
but most likely there will be a mix of new and incumbent aldermen
chosen to serve on our council.
Before the results are tabulated and winners are known, we would
like to take a moment to congratulate all who have given of their
time to give voters an opportunity to find out what they are all
about and what they would like to accomplish if elected or
More than that, we would like to thank every one of them for the
way they have conducted themselves and their campaigns during these
past few months. We live in a day and age when half-truths enter the
political arena as cold as a winter wind. We saw none of that from
our local candidates.
In a time when personal attacks against an opponent are as common
as sun in August, we saw our candidates talk about what they are for
and what is important to them without a single negative reference to
In an era where making disparaging remarks about an opponent is
acceptable, we listened and read as candidates told us what to hope
for in themselves and not what to fear in others.
If nothing else, this election in our community is something we
should revel in and all be proud of. We witnessed a group of our
friends and neighbors decide to run as candidates to represent all
of us in the task of running our city in most trying times. They did
so with a dignity and honesty that makes them all winners regardless
of the vote count on Tuesday night. The way all the candidates
conducted themselves should be lauded. It is the way an election
process should be run, the way it was originally intended when our
country was founded.
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It is with grateful and sincere thanks that we wish
to congratulate every candidate whose name will be on Tuesday's
To the candidates: You have done your jobs most
admirably. We hope the voters do theirs by voting.
It is their job now. And then it comes back to you who
The best to each of you on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
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Contested positions for the city of Lincoln:
Ward 2 alderman
Verl A. Prather
Ward 3 alderman
Ward 4 alderman