Baird tells KLIN News quality of life, community safety, and increased opportunity will be her focus as she begins her administration.
With 54% of the vote, Baird beat her opponent, Cyndi Lamm by about 5,000 votes.
She says she couldn’t have achieved victory without the hard work of her supporters.
“This campaign has proved two things that I already knew form past campaigns,” says Baird, “which is how many people care about the future of this city (and) how many people are willing to roll up their sleeves, pitch in and work to help elect their candidates.”
Despite the loss, Lamm assured supporters during her concession speech that the city of Lincoln hasn’t heard the last from her.
“This isn’t the end of the line,” she told the crowd. “What I can promise you is that I will continue to be a watchdog for the city that we all love.”
Lamm encouraged disappointed family and friends to ban together and let the new administration know what their needs are.
A number of city council seats were also decided last night
James Micheal Bowers, Richard Meghennis, Jane Raybould and Tammy ward each won their respective city council races.
Voters also voted to approve a nearly $10-Million storm drain bond issue that promises to bring hundreds of residences out of floodplains.
An estimated 36% of voters turned out for last night’s election, a new record.