Election for a seat in the Legislature.
Data scientist at Creighton University
|Public offices held||None|
|Education||Creighton University, bachelor of science in business intelligence analytics|
|Key issue||My top priority as a state senator would be to ensure that we seriously look at addressing the property tax issue through a lens of the reform being equitable and sensible. Property taxes affect many groups of people, whether it be homeowners or renters. We also have to have meaningful discussions on how property taxes affect education funding for our schools. People in my district are priced out of their homes, and those who rent do not see any relief whatsoever. If we fix this issue, we help set a strong foundation for other issues we have.|
Owner of Hello Holiday boutique and e-commerce company
|Public offices held||None|
|Education||Dana College, bachelor’s degree in inter-cultural communications and German.|
|Family||Divorced, one child|
|Key issue||Brain drain is a big concern for me. We need leaders who will take on the challenge of enacting common-sense social and economic policy, to retain and attract our nation’s brightest minds and create fertile ground for meaningful and purposeful opportunities for anyone who wants to call Nebraska home. It is integral to our economic success and stability that we take steps to foster a more welcoming state, embracing and protecting the spectrum of voices and experiences that build the foundation of the good life we all share. Inclusivity and access to opportunity should be our promise, not our problem.|
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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