Metropolitan Utilities District - Subdivision 2

Candidates


David Friend

Incumbent

Part-time police officer, Metropolitan Community College; retired captain, Omaha Police Department

Age59
PartyRepublican
HomeOmaha
Public offices heldMUD board, 2001 to present
EducationBachelor of Science in criminal justice administration, Bellevue University
FamilyMarried, three grown children
FaithCatholic
Key issueContinued delivery of safe, affordable and dependable water and natural gas. Supporting MUD management in continuing to look for other customers and sources of revenues for water and gas to offset rising fixed costs of treatment and delivery. In addition to the Lincoln water study, I’ve pushed for and supported several compressed natural gas facilities for vehicle fueling in past years. These efforts are aimed at cost containment without sacrificing dependability. Finally, continued use of technology to increase efficiency.

Jason Valandra

Data analyst, CSG International

Website

Age47
PartyDemocratic
HomeOmaha
Public offices heldNone
EducationCoursework, Metropolitan Community College
FamilyMarried, two children
Key issueAs a leader in the Nebraska Democratic Party Native Caucus, I believe water is our most important resource. As we say, “Water is life!” I’m also in support of fairness in service. We have to figure out a way to reduce shut-offs and help those in need get adequate services. I’d like to balance rates while making improvements to the infrastructure. Improvements are important and would provide jobs and a better MUD. I have experience with project management and sales. I want to make sure MUD customers get the best deal while maintaining a high level of service.

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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