Legislature - District 14

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • Candidates for Nebraska Legislative District 14 differ on party and policy (Aug. 15, 2018)
  • Candidates

    John Arch

    Executive vice president of health care for Boys Town and CEO of Boys Town National Research Hospital and Clinics


    HomeLa Vista
    Public offices heldNone
    EducationMaster of business administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Master of psychology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; Bachelor of History/Philosophy, Grace University
    FamilyMarried, two grown children
    FaithEvangelical Christian
    Key issueI believe what is going on in Sarpy County could be a model for the whole state. Policies that promote economic development help grow our economy, create quality jobs, and spread out the cost of government. This leads to lower taxes. If elected, I will be a conservative representative who will prioritize economic development, reduce taxes on our hard-working families and businesses, and make sure that our children are educated and trained to be productive citizens. To help retirees, I will also work to eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits and military retirement pay. I would appreciate your vote!

    Jeff Parris

    Defense analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton


    HomeLa Vista
    Public offices heldNone
    EducationMaster of business administration, Creighton University; Bachelor's degree, Peru State College
    MilitaryAir Force, Master Sergeant, 1987-2010
    FamilyMarried, four grown children
    Key issueI'm a retired enlisted AF veteran. My family and I live in District 14, with hard-working people — families, veterans, small business owners — whose voices are being ignored. I will work for increased state funding for our public education system, including more paths to permanent, good-paying jobs that keep Nebraskans in Nebraska, not taxes that hurt schools and homeowners. I will fight for accessible, affordable mental health care for all Nebraskans. I will support putting our small and locally owned businesses before corporations that provide few permanent jobs. My family and I chose Nebraska. I will always put Nebraskans first.

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    Voter info

    Three ways to register

    » Online at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.

    » 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 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.

    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: 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