Last Minute Messages to Those Who Will Vote

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The mayoral race is crowded in Omaha, with several candidates raising major dollars. They are all hoping to get their message across to the few voters predicted to go to the polls.

Dan Welch says he is sure he got his message of experience to the voters. He says he has the right tools for the job, right now.

"People have seen with my experience on the city council as well as a business owner. With a legal background when we need to fix contracts and pensions in the worst way I think with all that going on, I have the right skill set to turn the city around," Welch said.

Brad Ashford says he knows how to deal with the major projects and stresses his experience at different levels.

"I've been working on these issues that effect the city for 30 years, both as a judge on the Commission on Industrial Relations and as a legislator, owned a small business, been a lawyer. Worked on the arena from the very beginning. I think I've had the experience on big projects, important projects for the city," Ashford said.

Supporters at Jean Stothert's headquarters are touting her experience to potential voters via phone.

"I think by far I'm the candidate who has the most experience. I've been on the city council for four years and been dealing with the problems the voters say they want fixed. Fighting Jim Suttle and his tax increases, saying no when I need to say no, and I've been doing what others have only promised to," Stothert said.

Dave Nabity's supporters are calling a vote for him a big change from politics as usual.

"The people that I'm running against have already been inside city hall. They have tried to fix the problems and they haven't got the job done and I think the voters feel it's time for new leadership that will get the job done," Nabity said.

Mayor Jim Suttle says the voters have already told him he is getting things done. That is the message he is trying to get across.

"We've accomplished a lot bringing the city's financials back in the black. That's one of my legacies. The second is saving the city from 104 days of flooding," Suttle said.

Voters will get a chance to say who they agree with most when the polls open at 8:00 am.

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