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Monday, March 31st is the day when Brad Ashford kicks off his campaign for Congress. The event is from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Old Mattress Factory in north Downtown. Join the festivities and help Brad defeat Lee Terry!
A funraising reception for Gwen Howard, candidate for MUD, is occurring on Thursday, March 20th at 5pm. The event is at the Greek Islands, 3821 Center Street. Please join in the fun.
Crystal Rhoades, candidate for Public Service Commission, is having a fundraiser at the Brazen Head, 319 N. 78th Street. The event runs from 5 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, March 13th.
Burke Harr, candidate for re-election to LD 8 seat is holding a fundraiser at The 402, 6051 Maple St. The event is on Thursday, February 20th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. $50 is the suggested donation.
Diane Battiato, the first woman to serve as the Douglas County Register of Deeds, has filed to lead the new, recently-combined Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office. Battiato visited the Douglas County Election office on Tuesday to formally file for election.
When asked why she decided to run for the new combined office, Diane stated; “We’ve had a productive 9-plus years, and I intend to continue providing the highest level of service to our Douglas County property owners when I am elected to run the new, combined office. For example, after I’m elected I will re-evaluate and revamp the property assessment process to ensure fair and accurate property values throughout Douglas County.”
Omaha Senator Burke Harr officially filed for re-election this week. As the only incumbent Democrat up for re-election to the Nebraska Legislature in 2014, his race promises to be closely watched. If you'd like to get involved with the campaign, please visit Burke's new website at www.BurkeHarr.com.
Ron Hug, long time member of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, has filed for election to the At-Large seat. Ron is currently the member from District One.
Chris Carithers, Executive Director of DCDP for two years, has resigned effective Monday December 16th. He has accepted a position with the Hassebrook for Governor campaign. He will be the campaign scheduler and office manager of the office in Omaha. The office is near 96th and L St. Chris will be missed by the DCDP, and we wish him well in his new endeavor.
Pete Festersen, sited family and business needs for his withdrawal.
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