Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, District 2

Brad Ashby faces Erin Feichtinger in the election.

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  • Candidates

    Brad Ashby

    Senior systems engineer in information technology

    Public offices heldMetro CC board, 2015-present
    EducationBachelor in computer science, UNO
    MilitaryU.S. Air Force, 1981-86; Nebraska Air National Guard, 1986-99, E-6 technical sergeant
    FamilyMarried, two children
    Key issueMy goals for my next term are to continue to focus on the taxpayers of the four-county area by making sure the college makes the best use of every tax dollar. I will work to help the college increase the number of students participating in the dual enrollment program. This is a program where students can earn college credits at MCC while they are still in high school for a very low cost. I will continue to support the college president to make sure that MCC students get the best education possible while keeping tuition affordable.

    Erin Feichtinger

    Best practices coordinator, Alliance for a Better Omaha


    Public offices heldNone
    EducationPh.D., transnational urban history, Loyola of Chicago; bachelor in special education, Loyola of Chicago
    FamilyMarried, no children
    FaithNone cited
    Key issueI will improve access to Metro by strengthening relationships with high schools, social service agencies, and community groups so that Metro programs are both responsive to community needs and affordable to every student and lifelong learner. Access means real opportunity for students and our community, guaranteeing stability and security for students and a more productive and proactive economy that is welcoming to all needs and abilities. I will promote innovative strategies for instructional delivery and support programs so that we meet every student where they are and support them so they get where they deserve to be.

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    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