Primary 2017 Candidates: Volunteer, Vote, Donate

Elections do not happen only when we vote for President! City elections are happening in Lincoln and Omaha in 2017 and have huge impacts for us. It is critical to turn out for both the primary (April 4) and the general elections (May 2 in Lincoln and May 9 in Omaha)! If you do not live in Lincoln or Omaha, we need volunteers to knock doors or make calls! Choose a candidate you support and contact them to get involved. We must win these elections to show power and momentum for statewide elections in 2018—that is when we will take on Sen. Fischer, Gov. Ricketts and many State Legislative races. Show up in 2017 to show our blue power!

Basic Voter Info

Omaha and Lincoln share a Primary date: April 4, 2017

Omaha general election date: May 9, 2017

Lincoln general election date: May 2, 2017

Polls for the primary and general are open 8am-8pm. You can also vote by mail!

If you live in Omaha, the grassroots group Black Votes Matter gives rides to the polls, just call 402-575-0144.

OMAHA: Get info on how to register to vote, vote by mail or change your party affiliation: http://www.votedouglascounty.com/index.aspx

LINCOLN: Get info on how to register to vote, vote by mail or change your party: http://www.lancaster.ne.gov/election/

Volunteer, Vote, Donate for Democratic Candidates

 

Lincoln Candidates:

Maggie Mae Squires
https://www.facebook.com/maggieforlincoln
Volunteer: maggieforlincoln@gmail.com

Leirion Gaylor Baird, City Council, Re-Election
https://www.facebook.com/LeirionforLincoln/
Volunteer: nick4leirion@gmail.com, 402-217-5676

Bennie Shobe, City Council
https://www.facebook.com/bennieforlnk/
Volunteer: kamsannicks08@gmail.com, 402-480-3209

Lou Braatz, City Council
https://www.facebook.com/LouForLincoln/
Volunteer: louforlincoln@gmail.com, 402-650-7440

Zachary James, Airport Authority
https://www.facebook.com/ZacharyJames2017/

Kathy Danek, School Board, Re-Election

Barb Baier, School Board, Re-Election

Don Mayhew, School Board, Re-Election
https://www.facebook.com/DonMayhewLPS/

Omaha Candidates:

Heath Mello, Mayor
https://www.facebook.com/heathmello
Volunteer: info@heathmello.com, 402-810-9646

Pete Festersen, City Council, Ward 1, Re-Election
https://www.facebook.com/Pete-Festersen-60188164007/
Volunteer: info@petefestersen.com

Grant Sturek, City Council, Ward 1
http://www.grantsturek.com

Ben Gray, City Council, Ward 2, Re-Election
https://www.facebook.com/Ben-Gray-243442859125467/
Volunteer: 402-707-8915

Maurice Jones, City Council, Ward 2
https://www.facebook.com/Maurice4Omaha/

Chris Jerram, City Council, Ward 3, Re-Election
https://www.facebook.com/OmahaCityCouncilmanChrisJerram/

Jim Rogers, City Council, Ward 4
https://www.facebook.com/VoteJimRogers/
Volunteer: info@votejimrogers.com, 402-706-8019

Kimara Snipes, City Council, Ward 4 (*write in)
https://www.facebook.com/Kimara4CityCouncil/

Vinny Palermo, City Council, Ward 4
http://vinnyforomaha.com
https://www.facebook.com/vinny.palermo.7
vinnyforomaha@gmail.com

Brian Thommes, City Council, Ward 7
https://www.facebook.com/ThommesforCityCouncil/
Volunteer: thommes2017@gmail.com

Donate to help all Democratic candidates:

http://tinyurl.com/DonateDem