Mayor Chris Beutler endorsed mayoral candidate Leirion Gaylor Baird at a news conference Tuesday, saying she has the vision, heart and experience that will keep Lincoln on the right track.

Beutler was among more than a dozen community leaders, most of them Democrats, who stood beside Gaylor Baird at the news conference where she officially announced her bid for mayor.

“She has my full support and I know that citizens will recognize her strength and commitment,” Beutler said.

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