BATTLE CREEK, Neb. -- A candidate in the Battle Creek mayoral election is looking to tackle infrastructure issues in the community.

John Bomar is one of three candidates on the ballot for mayor and is now no stranger to the duties of the position.

"I've been mayor of Madison for six years and been on the city council for four. I've been a fire chief, I've worked with senators and congressmen in Lincoln and in D.C. I think I can work with people. I am a good listener and I feel I like to get people involved," Bomar said.

Bomar has been a resident of Battle Creek since 2019 and saw the impact that flooding has made in the community.

According to Bomar, 127 houses in Battle Creek have been affected by flooding.

He said the issue is one of a few that the community should be aware of.

"Flooding has been an issue and I know they've been working on it for over 12 years," Bomar said. "I think that is our priority that we have to get people involved in it to really get on top of it. There are a lot of other issues, streets, our swimming pool."

Once flooding is taken care of, Bomar believes the community can really flourish.

"This is a great community. If we could get our flooding taken care of, I think this town could really prosper. I think even, possibly, we could get new businesses and more houses," Bomar said.

NCN also spoke with mayoral candidate, Heath Mettler, Monday afternoon. Mettler shared his goals for the community of Battle Creek.

NCN has been unable to reach the third candidate, Barry Ponton.

Polls for Battle Creek's primary election open at 8 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m.