STOTHERT CASTS BALLOT ON FIRST DAY OF IN-PERSON VOTING; HIGHLIGHTS PARTICIPATION IN 16 FORUMS AND DEBATES

Mayor Jean Stothert visited the Douglas County Election Commission office this morning to cast her ballot in the upcoming April 4 primary.

In-person early voting kicks off today for the city election and Stothert said she “wanted to show the public how easy and convenient it can be” to vote.

She also commended election commissioner Brian Kruse and his staff for the non-partisan and effective manner in which they conduct elections.

Stothert also took the opportunity to outline her heavy participation in candidate forums and debates this cycle, scheduling 16 such events through the May 9 election.

“I have always believed in participating in candidate forums and debates,” Stothert said.  “It is the responsibility of candidates and officeholders to meet with their bosses.”

The 16 events include multi-candidate forums as well as four post-primary debates sponsored by outlets that include KMTV/Omaha World-Herald, the Omaha Press Club and KFAB radio, which will have two debates.

The full schedule includes:  Greater Omaha Chamber (1/26), Young Professionals (3/9), Junior League (3/13), One Omaha (3/14), Metro Hospitality Association (3/16), Aksarben-Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association (3/16), Stony Brook Homeowners Association (3/20), Commercial Real Estate Workshop (3/24), North Omaha Village Pastors (3/26), Omaha Downtown Improvement District Board (3/28), Southwest Neighborhood Alliance (3/30), Omaha World-Herald/KMTV (4/11), Omaha Press Club (4/14), Omaha By Design (4/25) and KFAB radio, with one debate during the Scott Voorhees Show and the other during the Chris Baker Show, dates to be determined.