By Roseann Moring and Jeffrey Robb / World-Herald staff writers May 10, 2017 Omahans can expect four more years of City Hall focus on public safety and the budget — and maybe a new riverfront — after Mayor Jean Stothert easily won re-election. Stothert won 53 percent of the votes to challenger
At an afternoon news conference on the second floor patio of Blatt Beer & Table in North Downtown, with Omaha’s beautiful skyline as a backdrop, Mayor Jean Stothert summed up her four years in office by saying “Omaha is back.” She also played her closing TV ad where looking direct-to-camera
Mayor Jean Stothert’s campaign has raised two million dollars for her re-election effort, a level of financial support that shatters the previous record set by former Mayor Mike Fahey in his 2001 race. Fahey raised $1.12 million that year, an amount Stothert has surpassed by $900,000.
“Because I negotiated a police contract that results in millions of dollars in savings for the taxpayers, the action I am announcing today will enable the city to resurface an additional 50 lane miles of streets,” she said. The funds recently became available once the city paid its obligation
Steve LeClair, president of IAFF Local 385, organized a protest at the Stothert campaign’s rally with Gov. Scott Walker. In an email to Local 385 members, LeClair claimed the mayor “has . . . repealed our minimum staffing, kicked us off the streets for MDA, and issued layoff notices for 19 . .
The Stothert for Mayor campaign has launched a new TV ad that tells the truth about the mayor’s position on a proposed streetcar. The ad also tags liberal Democrat Heath Mello for spending more, taxing more and opposing a job-creating tax cut while in the Nebraska Legislature. “My opponent has
Join Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Monday, April 24th in endorsing Mayor Jean Stothert for re-election! Doors open at 3:00pm. Event will begin promptly at 4:00pm. Registration for free ticket is mandatory. Government issued photo ID required at door. Please click through this Eventbrite link.
Statement from Mayor Jean Stothert on April 20, 2017: Thanks for coming today. Have you heard that something might be happening later today at the Baxter Arena? Well, let me tell you what we are doing today. Look around and you’ll see our volunteers touching base with voters. Asking them what
As I said the day after the primary election, the campaign has entered into a new phase. There are now two candidates. We each have a record and the public has a right to know the details of what a candidate has, or has not done, in the public arena. I have balanced four budgets […]
Voters will learn more, and the truth, about Heath Mello’s record as state senator in a new TV ad launched by the Stothert for Mayor campaign. The facts are Mello voted to raise the gas tax but opposed a tax cut for individuals, families and businesses. He also voted for more and more state