Election for a seat in the Legislature.
College-level educator and Ph.D. candidate
|Public offices held||None|
|Education||J.D., University of Nebraska; master’s degree in English, University of Nebraska at Omaha; master’s in Christian theology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; bachelor’s degree in English and economics, Hastings College|
|Key issue||My number one legislative priority is ensuring access to high-quality public education. While teaching at two- and four-year colleges, I have seen firsthand how important good K-12 education is to student success. Regardless of whether a student goes on to technical school or university after graduation, excellent public education provides a solid foundation for the future. Having a well-educated workforce builds our economy, attracts high-paying jobs to Nebraska and is vital to our community’s success.|
Estate planning lawyer at Omaha firm of Legacy Design Strategies
|Public offices held||None|
|Education||J.D., Creighton University School of Law; Master of Business Administration, Creighton University College of Business Administration; bachelor’s degree in finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Family||Married with three children|
|Key issue||As the father of three young children, my priorities are like the priorities of many voters in District 10. I want to make Nebraska a better place to live, work, raise a family and retire. I will work to ensure that our children receive a high-quality education that focuses on the fundamentals at an early age, so all children are prepared for future success. I will work to reduce taxes, especially property taxes, on our hardworking families and small businesses, so our state can be more competitive for quality, well-paying jobs. Working together in the unicameral, we can accomplish these goals.|
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Three ways to register
» Online at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.
» Register in person at an election commission office, the DMV, or in Douglas County, any of Omaha’s 12 library branches.
Visit www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov 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 votercheck.necvr.ne.gov and look up your registration info or polling place to find a list of the political districts you live in.
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: www.votedouglascounty.com; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154
Sarpy County Election Commission: www.sarpy.com/election; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046