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Contest set for longtime regent's seat

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Varner Hall

Varner Hall in Lincoln houses the University of Nebraska central administration offices and is the usual meeting site for the Board of Regents. 

A Millard Public Schools board member and a former psychologist for the Husker football team advanced to the general election for the District 2 seat of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

Mike Kennedy of Omaha was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's primary election, earning 34.8% of the vote from the district representing portions of Douglas and Sarpy counties.

He barely edged out Jack Stark, also of Omaha, who was second with 34.1% of the vote as of 11 p.m.

Kennedy and Stark will square off once more in November to replace Regent Howard Hawks of Omaha, a businessman and philanthropist who announced in January he would not seek a fourth term on the university's governing board.

Viv Ewing, a nonprofit manager, came in third with 31.1% and will not advance.

Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln, who is running for a third term on the board representing the Capital City and portions of Lancaster County, was unopposed.

Election results

Reach the writer at 402-473-7120 or cdunker@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @ChrisDunkerLJS

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