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Frank LaMere, Associate Chair and DNC Member
Preston Love Jr., 2nd Associate Chair
Patty Zieg, Committeewoman and DNC Member
Ron Kaminski, Committeeman and DNC Member
Charlene Ligon, Secretary
Ted Kessler, Treasurer
John Yoakum Register, 1st CD Chair
Ben Cass, 2nd CD Chair
Judy Vohland, 3rd CD Chair
Edison McDonald, Interfaith Caucus Chair
Janet Stewart, Women’s Caucus Chair
Dulce Sherman, Latinx Caucus Chair
Joe Shaw, LGBTQIA Caucus Chair
C.J. King, Working Families Caucus Chair
Dustin Jennings, Veterans Caucus Chair
Kimara Snipe, Black Caucus Chair
Adrian Sanchez, Disabilities Caucus Chair
Chandra Mechelle Walker, Omaha Nation, Native Caucus Chair
Bud Pettigrew, Chair of Chairs
Jim Rogers, Executive Director
Veteran political operative Jim Rogers was named executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party in early 2019. Rogers, who most recently worked on the Jane Raybould for U.S. Senate campaign, was executive director of the NDP from 2009 to 2013. He also was political director for Brad Ashford’s successful 2014 campaign for Nebraska’s 2nd District congressional seat and then served as Ashford’s outreach director.
Precious McKesson, Constituency Director
Precious McKesson was deeply involved with social welfare groups in her community, but she didn’t pay this close of attention to politics until after the 2016 election, when she noticed the drop-off in votes from African-Americans. I came to the NDP to be the voice for all. My work here is for every Nebraskan who hasn’t been heard. I’ve gotten a much deeper love for the great state of Nebraska and my fellow Democratic Family.
Kevin O’Hanlon, Communications Director
Kevin was a journalist with The Associated Press, Reuters, the Omaha-World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and Cincinnati Enquirer. He spent years covering the Nebraska Legislature and politics.
Ron Rivera, Field and Data Director
Ron comes to the Party with grassroots organizing experience from campaigns such as Retain a Just Nebraska and Heath Mello for Mayor. Ron grew up in South Omaha with his family and speaks fluent Spanish. Ron’s goal is to ensure all Democrats have a voice in our elections and democracy.