‘I love my job,’ Mayor Jean Stothert says in announcing re-election bid

greatannouncementThe national election season might have just ended, but Omaha has another one right around the corner.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert officially kicked off her re-election campaign Monday night with a message that she’ll provide experienced leadership and that Omaha is on the right track.

“I love this city and I love my job,” she told supporters at Scott Conference Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. “Please join me to make the case that Omaha is on the right track, and that experienced leadership makes a positive difference.”

Stothert, a Republican, is being challenged by State Sen. Heath Mello, a Democrat, in the officially nonpartisan race.

The city primary election will be held April 4, and the general election is May 9.

Stothert, 62, and her campaign pushed a message of bipartisanship and inclusivity.

“I want people to be for us and not just against someone else,” Stothert said.

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