Stothert elected first female mayor of Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha voters have elected the city's first female mayor. Councilwoman Jean Stothert on Tuesday received 58 percent of votes to beat incumbent Mayor Jim Suttle, who received 41 percent. Suttle was seeking his second term as mayor. Stothert is a Republican who received more votes than the Democrat Suttle during last month's open primary. Seven City Council seats and nine seats on the Omaha school board also are being filled. Douglas County election commissioner Dave Phipps is predicting a 35 percent turnout. The turnout was 22.3 percent for the primary.