Latest Mayoral elections News

Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...

South Korea's opposition party wins 2 key local elections

Apr. 08, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest cities, a blow to President Moon Jae-in ahead of next year’s presidential vote. Oh Se-hoon of the opposition...

Incumbent Stothert likely to face Neary for Omaha mayor

Apr. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s current mayor, Republican Jean Stothert, appears likely to face Democratic challenger and commercial real estate broker RJ Neary in the May 11 general election for Omaha mayor. Stothert held a commanding lead in the five-person primary...

Anchorage mayoral race could be decided in runoff election

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two candidates on opposite ends of the political spectrum were leading the race to become the mayor of Alaska’s largest city, but it wasn’t yet clear if any of the 15 candidates would emerge with enough votes to avoid a runoff election. Only...

A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

Apr. 06, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by yet another wave of violent crime. ...

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey announces candidacy for office

Apr. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey officially announced Tuesday that she will be a candidate for the job full time in the fall election. “The work to address the challenges we face from COVID-19 and the racial inequalities that have been inherited from...

Voters in Omaha to head to polls for city primary election

Apr. 05, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Voters in Omaha will head to the polls on Tuesday for city primary elections that will whittle down the field of those in the mayoral race. Five candidates are vying for the post of mayor, while 29 candidates are seeking City Council seats. The top...

NYC mayor candidate Yang back campaigning after kidney stone

Apr. 03, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has resumed campaigning a day after going to the hospital for a kidney stone. Yang's campaign said that on Saturday he planned to visit an Easter egg hunt at the Queens County Farm and meet with campaign...

NYC mayor hopeful Yang in hospital for apparent kidney stone

Apr. 02, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is in the hospital with an apparent kidney stone, his campaign said Friday. Yang, 46, went to the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain Friday morning, co-campaign manager Chris Coffey said in a...

Elections chief: No complaints about Green Bay consultant

Mar. 31, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top elections administrator said Wednesday that she never received any formal complaints about Green Bay's mayor ceding authority for running the presidential election in that city to a Facebook-funded consultant. Republican lawmakers...