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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
Richard Register, 1st CD Chair
Mark Hoeger, 2nd CD Chair
Stan Kontogiannis, 3rd CD Chair
Ellen Moore, Catholic Caucus Chair
Janet Stewart, Women’s Caucus Chair
Marta Nieves, Latino Caucus Chair
Brian Whitecalf, LGBT Caucus Chair
Joe Orsi, Working Families Caucus Chair
Bryon Line, Veterans Caucus Chair
Maurice Jones – Acting Chair, Black Caucus
Lynn Redding, Nebraskans Experiencing Disabilities Caucus
Chandra Mechelle Walker, Omaha Nation, Native Caucus
Bud Pettigrew, Chair of Chairs
Sam Butterfield, Finance and Compliance 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. Kevin came to the NDP to help the party and candidates get their messages out in this era of social media and the distortion of facts afflicting our political system.
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.