Bellevue City Council - Ward 2


John F. Hansen


Real estate broker at CBS Home

Public offices heldBellevue City Council, 2015-present; Bellevue Public Schools Board of Education, 1985-2013; Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties Coordinating Council, 2009-11
EducationBachelor of Science in business administration, Augustana University
MilitaryU.S. Army, 1968, 1970
FamilyMarried with three grown children
Key issueI will continue to work more with Offutt Air Force Base, with partnerships on service, such as a regional pool and more cooperation with our facilities, such as library service. I will continue to work with Offutt to retain our current missions and help attract new ones. I will help our community and state to become more military-friendly. We were ranked No. 43 of 50 in military-friendly states last year. Offutt is our largest employer. These ideas bring strong economic development to our community. Right now, there are over 1,500 resident lots available in Bellevue. These homes increase our tax base and allow us to grow our infrastructure and strengthen our public safety and tax base.

Bob Stinson

Police officer at Omaha Eppley Airport Police Department


Public offices heldNone
EducationParamedic certification, Creighton University
FamilyMarried with two grown children
Key issueBellevue needs to be more competitive in bringing business to the city. The City Council needs to work with the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and actively go after businesses instead of waiting for them to come to us. We need to make sure they know we are open for business. Bringing more business to the city will bring in needed revenue that will assist with stabilizing taxes. The increased revenue will also assist in funding the fire department as the city takes over full funding of the department.

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Voter info

Three ways to register

» Online at

» Print out an application (Here's the form) and take it to your local election commission (Here’s a list)

» Register in person at an election commission office, the DMV, or in Douglas County, any of Omaha’s 12 library branches.

Registration questions

Visit to check whether you’re registered to vote and find your polling place. If you think you should be able to vote at a polling place but there’s a problem with the registration, request to fill out a provisional ballot. The election commission will collect them and then has a week to verify whether you are eligible to vote.

To see a sample ballot

See a sample ballot from the Nebraska Secretary of State website here.

To find your district

Visit and look up your registration info or polling place to find a list of the political districts you live in.

Important dates

Oct. 1: First day for early voting ballots to be mailed.
Oct. 9: First day to vote early in person at election commission office.
Oct. 19: Deadline to register to vote online, by mail, at agencies, at the DMV office, by deputy registrar or by registration form that’s delivered to the election office by someone other than the person registering
Oct. 26: Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6 p.m. Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed to a specific address, 6 p.m. Deadline for write-in candidates to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
Nov. 5: Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office, 5 p.m. (Sarpy County office closes at 4:45 p.m.)
Nov. 6: Election Day! Polls open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 7 p.m.: Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot. 8 p.m.: Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office or drop box location
Nov. 13: Deadline for verification of provisional ballots

Here are the Douglas County drop box locations, opening in early October:

City/County Building (1819 Farnam St.)
South Omaha Branch Library (2808 Q St.)
Washington Branch Library (2868 Ames Ave.)
Ralston Police Department (7400 Main St., Ralston)
Abrahams Branch Library (5111 N. 90th St.)
Douglas County Election Commission (225 N. 115th St.)
Drive-up location (115th and Davenport Streets, on median)
Douglas County Engineer's Office (15505 West Maple Road)
Millard Public Schools Foundation (5225 S. 159th Ave.)
Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Library (2100 Reading Plaza)

To contact your election commission

Douglas County Election Commission:; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154

Sarpy County Election Commission:; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046