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Gene Carroll

Gene Carroll

Lincoln City Councilman Gene Carroll announced Thursday he will seek re-election to a second term on the council.

Carroll's is one of three at-large council seats that will be on the city's spring ballot.

In a news release announcing his intentions, Carroll, 61, pointed to the growth of the city during the past four years.

"Today, Lincoln is ranked as one of the top places in the nation to do business. We have paved more streets in the last two years than we did in the previous two decades, and important services like police and fire protection remain strong," he said.

Mayor Chris Beutler praised Carroll's leadership on several projects, including the location of the Breslow Ice Center and plans to redevelop the 21st and N streets area. 

Carroll is one of three people on the West Haymarket Arena Joint Public Agency overseeing construction of Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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"I have worked closely with the university and the private sector to keep the project on time and on budget, so we can generate new tourism dollars, create more private-sector investment, and keep our taxes low," he said in the release.

Carroll, a Democrat, also said he would continue to make the safety of families a top priority by maintaining responsible budgets for police and firefighters.

DiAnna Schimek also is an at-large member of the council. The third, Adam Hornung, recently resigned his seat because of job obligations. 

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Reach Nancy Hicks at 402-473-7250 or nhicks@journalstar.com.

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Nancy Hicks reports on Lincoln city government, but she’s been following the leaders of local and state government for more than 40 years.

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