Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, District 3

Jim Trebbien faces Maureen Monahan for the office.

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  • Metro board draws mix of candidates: retired dean, daughter of former board member, lawyers (Oct. 7, 2018)
  • Candidates

    Maureen Monahan



    Public offices heldNone
    EducationJ.D., Loyola of Chicago; bachelor in political science, Boston College
    FamilySingle, no children
    Key issueMetro Community College provides a low cost way to complete a GED, start college and learn skills that are needed to grow our economy. Keeping Metro financially and geographically accessible is paramount. Education should not just be for those who can afford it. Metro must maximize taxpayers' dollars by ensuring that facilities and programs are meeting the needs of our students and our community. Steps should be taken to secure land or space for future needs in Washington County. Metro should engage local and national businesses and government to train a workforce for new economic investment and jobs.

    Jim Trebbien

    Retired dean of culinary institute at Metro CC

    Public offices heldNone
    EducationBachelor in math, Minnesota State; associate degree in culinary arts, Metro CC
    MilitaryMiltary: U.S. Army, E-5 sergeant
    FamilyMarried, three grown children
    Key issueThe basis for a strong college is a strong faculty. Additionally, a strong community needs a well trained workforce in order to remain vibrant. MCC needs to have cutting edge facilities and the best faculty in order to attract and keep the best students in the Omaha area that join the workforce upon graduation. All of this can be accomplished through thoughtful planning, and property taxes do not have to go up. Raising property taxes must stop.

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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