Bellevue Mayor


Rusty Hike

Real estate broker/owner


Public offices heldSarpy County Board, 2008-2012
EducationAttended the University of Nebraska at Omaha for business and construction sciences
FamilyMarried, three children
FaithCommunity of Christ
Key issueI will bring a clear vision to our city government so we can attract new development/investment, jobs and retail services to our city. This will be accomplished through a combination of restructuring our services, better planning for the future, being more efficient in our administration, cleaning up lingering problems and doing this with a positive, can-do attitude from our city leaders all the way up to our employees. I will work hard to bring the city together, there will be no perception of a good-ole-boy system and we will move Nebraska’s third-largest city into a fresh new decade.

Dave Wees

Omaha Public Power District field representative; retiring, December 2018

Public offices heldBellevue City Council, 1992-2008
EducationMaster’s in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Bellevue College
MilitaryU.S. Marine Corps, sergeant military police, 1976-1980
FamilyMarried, three grown children
Key issueMy priority in being the mayor of Bellevue is all of Bellevue. I will be retired and therefore I will have the ability to give the office my full attention. I want to have an open-door policy so I can be available to the citizens and employees of Bellevue. My background in customer service and past experience as a Bellevue city councilman will help me be in a solid leadership role as the mayor along with the help from the Bellevue City Council. We will be able to work together to make Bellevue a great city to live, work and play in. Public safety is my number one priority, and, with the help of the City Council, I will in the first three months address the concerns of the police and fire departments. Together we will work on a plan to find a positive path for the success of Bellevue in public safety.

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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