Omaha Public Power District - Subdivision 7

Janece Mollhoff faces Mick Mines in the general election.

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    Mick Mines

    Incumbent

    Partner, government relations, Bromm, Nielsen & Mines

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    Age68
    PartyRepublican
    HomeBlair
    Public offices heldOPPD board, 2013-present; Nebraska Legislature, District 18, 2003-2007; Mayor, Blair, 1995-2002; City Council, Blair, Ward 2, 1992-1994
    EducationNorth Bend High School; Elkins Institute of Technology
    MilitarySeaman, United States Naval Reserve, 1969-1971
    FamilyMarried, two grown children
    FaithChristian
    Key issueUpon closing the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station, the OPPD board froze your general electric rates through 2021. My priority is to extend that rate freeze through at least 2026. OPPD’s Strategic Directive No. 2 established a goal that your rates must be 20 percent below the average rate in the West North Central region of the country. Extending the rate freeze is essential to achieving that significant goal. Managing costs is also vitally important. In three years, over 50 percent of OPPD’s power will be generated from less expensive wind and solar. Driving costs down while improving our environment.

    Janece Mollhoff

    Retired Army Colonel and Registered Nurse; last employed as a Clinical Manager for the Visiting Nurse Association in Omaha; Senior Case Manager for Southern Regional Medical Command; Deputy Commander

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    Age63
    PartyIndependent
    HomeAshland
    Public offices heldAshland City Council 2015-Present
    EducationMaster of Social Work - University of Nebraska-Omaha; Bachelors in Nursing - University of Nebraska Medical Center; Associates in Nursing - University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Graduated top 10% Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
    MilitaryUS Air Force 4 years; US Army Reserves 1984-2013
    FamilyMarried; one grown daughter and son-in-law; 4 grown stepsons and spouses; 11 grandchildren
    FaithBaptist
    Key issueMy first priority would be to review energy production costs and work with other Board members and OPPD management to determine which additional strategies we can use to lower our customer's bills through budgeting, energy efficiency, new technology, and demand management measures. I would also review power outage data especially in rural areas to determine if more aggressive maintenance and upgrades on transmission could be done to protect families, businesses, ag operations and communities. Lower bills, reliability, transparency and accountability will be my primary focus on the Board.

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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: 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