Omaha-area election filings - Omaha.com
Published Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12:00 am / Updated at 2:42 am
Omaha-area election filings

Here's our full list of filings so far. Check back for updates.

Candidates' political parties are not listed for nonpartisan offices. Incumbents for the office sought are denoted with an "I."

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Bennington

School Board

Three at-large seats

Darren Siekman (I)

Douglas Laaker (I)

Brad Renter (I)

Bennington City Council

Ward 1

Mary Johnson

Gary Sather (I)

Brian Armstrong

Ward 2

Matt John

Bennington Mayor

Al Tanner

Gordon Mueller

Douglas County

Clerk

Thomas Cavanaugh, Democrat (I)

County Board

District 1

Mike Boyle, Democrat (I)

District 3

Chris Rodgers, Democrat (I)

District 5

Marc Kraft, Democrat (I)

District 7

Clare Duda, Republican (I)

Public Defender

Tom Riley, Democrat (I)

Register of Deeds

Diane L. Battiato, Democrat (I)

Kurt Geschwender, Republican

Douglas County West School Board

Three at-large seats

Jeff Clauson

John E. Walvoord

Elkhorn School Board

Three at-large seats

John Marasco (I)

Ron Riggle (I)

Aaron Clark (I)

Millard School Board

Three at-large seats

Linda Poole (I)

Todd Clarke (I)

Terry Dale

Mike Pate (I)

Paul Meyer

Omaha Public Schools

Subdistrict 2

James English

Freddie J. Gray (I)

Subdistrict 4

Sarah Brumfield

Oscar Duran

Subdistrict 6

Mary Morrissey (I)

Subdistrict 8

Danyelle Baratta

Andy Allen

Subdistrict 10

Nicole Nash

Subdistrict 12

Randi Scott

Dorrel Nutter

Tom Green

Jennifer Tompkins Kirshenbaum

Patrick Bourne

Ralston School Board

Three open seats

Bob Brown (I)

Linda Richards (I)

Susan Haas Tiehen (I)

Ralston City Council

Ward 1

Maureen Konwinski (I)

Ward 2

Mike Gillespie (I)

Ward 6

Ben Preis (I)

Ralston Mayor

Donald Groesser (I)

Valley City Council

Two seats

Rodney Marshall (I)

Bryon Ueckert (I)

Bonnie Bevington

Valley Mayor

Carroll Smith

Mary Caffey (I)

William Sager

Waterloo Village Board

Three seats

No candidates

SARPY COUNTY

Public Defender

Thomas Strigenz, Republican (I)

County Board

District 1

Rusty Hike, Republican (I)

Don Kelly, Republican

Melissa Jarecke, Republican

District 3

Tom Richards, Democrat (I)

Hugh Abrahamson, Republican

District 4

Jim Nekuda, Republican (I)

Brenda Carlisle, Republican

Bellevue

City Council

Ward I

Scott Houghtaling (I)

Michael Knebel

Steve Dawes

Steven Carmichael

Ward III

John McKercher

Paul Cook

Lisa Swanson Ward V

Don Preister (I)

Andy Mahoney

At large

Jim Moudry

Carol Blood (I)

Bill Richards

Gretna Mayor

Sally McGuire (I)

Kip Edmonds

Andrew Harpenau

Gretna City Council

Ward I

Douglas Clark (I)

Ward II

Jeff Wollenburg (I)

Brandon Kinnan

La Vista Mayor

James Selders

Doug Kindig (I)

Klaus Lindner

La Vista City Council

Ward I

Mark Groulx

Mike Crawford

Ward II

Ron Sheehan

Ward III

Debra Hale-Ellerbeck

Ward IV

Anthony Gowan (I)

Randy Eshelman

Papillion City Council

Ward I

Greg Kelly

Jim Glover (I) Ward II

Jason Gaines

Brian Liesveld (I)

Ward III

LuAnn Kluch (I)

Dan Elder

Ward IV

Bob Stubbe (I)

Springfield City Council

Two at-large seats

Robert Roseland (I)

Daniel Craney (I)

Bellevue School Board

3 at-large seats

Lisa Rybar (I)

Cindy Copich

Allison Jorgenson

Doug Townsend

Carl Hanson

Douglas Cook

Phil Davidson

Gretna School Board

Three at-large seats

Ronald Johns (I)

Dawn Stock

Rick Hollendieck (I)

Papillion La Vista School Board

Three at-large seats

Valerie Fisher (I)

Bill Gess (I)

Ralph Healey Jr.

South Sarpy School Board

Three at-large seats

Nick Stolzer (I)

Brenda Sherman (I)

Lori Bartels

Robert Icenogle

b> Papio-Missouri River NRD

Subdistrict 1

Scott Japp, Arlington (I)

Jeff Rothlisberger, Fort Calhoun

Chris Koenig, Fort Calhoun

Joe Morgan, South Sioux City

Subdistrict 3

Curt Frost, Omaha

Brian Kuehl, Omaha

Brandon Clark, Omaha

Subdistrict 5

Rich Tesar, Waterloo (I)

Gene Siadek, Omaha

Brad Dunbar, Omaha

Subdistrict 7

Jerry Nielson, Omaha

Lucas Billesbach, Omaha

Patrick Leahy, Omaha

Jim Powers, Omaha

Subdistrict 9

Matt Pinkerton, Omaha

Patrick Bonnett, Omaha

Subdistrict 11

Gus Erickson, Bellevue (I)

Ron Woodle, Bellevue

Eric Shirey, Papillion

Omaha Public Power District

Metropolitan Subdivision

Two open seats

Mike Cavanaugh, Omaha (I)

N.P. Sandy Dodge Jr., Omaha (I)

Tom Barrett, Omaha

Dwite Pedersen, Elkhorn

David Corbin, Omaha

George Mills, Omaha

LaVerne Thraen, Omaha

North Subdivision

Lloyd Scheve, Blair (I)

Mick Mines, Blair

Douglas-Sarpy County Learning Community

Two elected each district

District 2

Kristina Carter, Omaha (I)

Roger Holthaus, Omaha

District 4

Allen Hager, Omaha

Chad Wilson, Omaha

Amy Friedman, Omaha

District 6

Mike Avery, Gretna (I)

Blaine McCulloh, Omaha

Charles Garman, Omaha

Metropolitan Utilities District Board

Two at-large seats

Kimara Snipe

Ron Wanek

Todd Heyne

Mike McGowan (I)

Megan Murphy

David Friend (I)

Jim Begley

John McCollister

Pat Vacanti

Metropolitan Community College Board

District 1

Linda McDermitt, Omaha (I)

Chris Tribulato, Omaha

District 2

Fred Conley, Omaha (I)

Jon Tucker, Omaha

District 3

Tim Dempsey, Omaha

Ryan Power, Omaha

District 4

Steve Brock, Omaha (I)

Nicholas Mayo, Omaha

Mark Amidon, Omaha

District 5

William Forsee, Bellevue (I)

Michelle Nekuda, Bellevue

Statewide election filings

President

Republican

Newt Gingrich

Ron Paul

Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum

Democrat

Barack Obama (I)

Libertarian

Roger Gary

RJ Harris

Gary Johnson

Carl Person

Bill Still

R. Lee Wrights

U.S. Senate

Democrat

Larry Marvin, Fremont

Steven Lustgarten, Omaha

Sherman Yates, Lincoln

Chuck Hassebrook, Lyons

Bob Kerrey, Omaha

Republican

Spencer Zimmerman, Omaha

Don Stenberg, Gretna

Jon Bruning, Lincoln

Deb Fischer, Valentine

Pat Flynn, Schuyler

Sharyn Elander, Lincoln

U.S. House

District 1

Democrat

Korey Reiman, Lincoln

Robert Way, Lincoln

,b>Republican

Dennis Parker, Columbus

Jessica Turek, Lincoln

Jeff Fortenberry, Lincoln (I)

District 2

Democrat

John Ewing, Omaha

Gwen Howard, Omaha

Republican

Paul Anderson, Omaha

Jack Heidel, Omaha

Brett Lindstrom, Omaha

Glenn Freeman, Omaha

Lee Terry (I), Omaha

District 3

Democrat Mark Sullivan, Gering

Republican

Adrian Smith, Gering (I)

Bob Lingenfelter, Plainview

Public Service Commission

District 1

Republican

Frank Landis, Lincoln (I)

District 3

Republican

Tim Schram, Gretna (I)

Nebraska

Legislature

District 1

Jerry Joy, Stella

Douglas Bohling, Humboldt

Dan Watermeier, Syracuse

Bruce Bernadt, Steinauer

Alvin Guenther, Dunbar

Neal Schatz, Verdon

District 2

Ron Nolte, Murray

Mel Luetchens, Murdock

R. Paul Lambert, Plattsmouth (I)

Robyn Larson, Weeping Water

Bill Kintner, Papillion

Robert Howard, Greenwood

District 3

Scott Price, Bellevue (I)

Suzanne McNamara, Bellevue

District 5

Heath Mello, Omaha (I)

District 7

Adrian Petrescu, Omaha

Christopher Geary, Omaha

Jeremy Nordquist, Omaha (I)

District 9

Erica Fish, Omaha

Vernon Joseph Davis, Omaha

Sara Howard, Omaha

District 11

Brenda Council, Omaha (I)

Ernie Chambers, Omaha

District 13

Tanya Cook, Omaha (I)

Timothy Ashford, Omaha

District 15

Charlie Janssen, Fremont (I)

Mike Petersen, Fremont

District 17

Van Phillips, South Sioux City

Ron Hartnett, Dakota City

Dave Bloomfield, Hoskins (I)

Darrick Barclay, Homer

District 19

Jim Scheer, Norfolk

William Goodpasture, Norfolk

District 21

Mike Hilgers, Lincoln

Bryan Ifland, Lincoln

Ken Haar, Malcom (I)

District 23

Vern Barrett, Ceresco

John Jack Pokorny, Schuyler

Jerry Johnson, Wahoo

District 25

Kathy Campbell, Lincoln (I)

District 27

Colby Coash, Lincoln (I)

Kyle Michaelis, Lincoln

District 29

Susan Scott, Lincoln

Kate Bolz, Lincoln

Mike Smith, Lincoln

Larry Zimmerman, Lincoln

Don Mayhew, Lincoln

District 31

Rick Kolowski, Omaha

Acela Turco, Omaha

District 33

Les Seiler, Hastings (I)

Marvin Butch Hughes, Hastings

District 35

Mike Gloor, Grand Island (I)

District 37

Galen Hadley, Kearney (I)

Josiah Woodward, Kearney

Mike McShea, Kearney

District 39

Beau McCoy, Omaha (I)

Judy Domina, Omaha

District 41

Kate Sullivan, Cedar Rapids (I)

Brook Curtiss, Plainview

District 43

Jack Andersen, Lakeside

Michael Jacobson, Gordon

Al Davis, Hyannis

Ernest Fellows, Mills

Cash Ostrander, Gordon

John Ravenscroft, Nenzel

Earl Jones, Alliance

District 45

Sue Crawford, Bellevue

Richard Carter, Bellevue

District 47

Ken Schilz, Ogallala (I)

District 49

John Murante, Gretna

Frank Wellenstein, Gretna

State Board of Education

District 1

Lillie Larsen, Lincoln

Bob Van Valkenburg, Lincoln

District 2

Mark Quandahl, Omaha (I)

District 3

Tom Schommer, Norfolk

Rachel Wise, Oakland

District 4

Rebecca Valdez, Omaha (I)

NU Board of Regents

District 3

David Copple, Norfolk

Jim Pillen, Columbus

Tony Raimondo Jr., Columbus

District 4

Larry Bradley, Omaha

Bob Whitehouse, Papillion (I)

District 5

Lavon Heidemann, Elk Creek

Mike Jones, David City

Robert Prokop, Wilber

District 8

Hal Daub, Omaha

Carl Jennings, Omaha

Mark Lakers, Valley

Ann Ferlic Ashford, Omaha

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New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
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19-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash at 72nd & Shirley
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
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Public defender to represent Nikko Jenkins in sentencing
Mid-America Center on track for lower operating loss
Bluffs City Council approves dozens of new numbered street lights
National Law Enforcement Memorial Week set for May
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Omahan charged with 5th-offense DUI after street race causes rollover
2 blocks of Grover Street closed
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Omaha man accused in shooting ordered held on $75,000 bail
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Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
Breaking Brad: Kraft wiener recall is business opportunity for TD Ameritrade Park
Instead of returning the wieners, TD Ameritrade Park is calling them "cheese dogs" and charging double.
Breaking Brad: Photos with the Easter Bunny are so 2010
In a sign of the times, most kids ran out of patience waiting for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the mall, just snapped a selfie and went home.
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