Where Do Candidates Stand?

Find Out Where State Candidates Stand on Local Issues  (scroll down for Federal Candidates)

Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) has organized a Candidates Accountability Session so voters can be informed about how candidates for Nebraska governor and legislature stand on issues that OTOC has identified as being of concern to families in Omaha. These issues correspond to Unitarian Universalist principles around the worth and dignify of every person, economic justice, use of the democratic process, and respect for the environment.

The session is Monday, October 6, 7:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 69th and Cass in their newly remodeled commons area. Come find out how candidates stand on accepting federal money to expand Medicaid so that low income Nebraskans can have health insurance, drivers licenses for immigrants who have been approved by the federal government as Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, and funding to improve mental health services.

Candidates for governor and state legislature from Omaha districts have been invited. Response status:


Chuck Hassebrook – yes

Pete Ricketts – represented by Auditor Foley

District 3

Carol Blood – yes

Tommy Garrett- invited

District 4

Bob Hilkeman – no

Stacy Ryan – yes

District 6

Joni Craighead – meeting with OTOC leaders on different day

John Stalnaker – yes

District 8

Gwen Aspen – yes

Burke Harr  – yes

District 12

Greg Hosch – yes

Merv Riepe – no

District 18

Brett Lindstrom- invited

Michael Tesar – invited

District 20

Matt Lathrop – yes

John McCollister  – no

For more information contact Vicki Pratt.


Find Out Where Federal Candidates Stand on Issues

Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) has joined with the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance to hold a forum for candidates for House of Representatives and Senate. The forum is Tuesday, October 14, 7:00pm at the Swanson Center (Metro College North Campus) at 30th and Fort.

Come find out how the candidates stand on issues that correspond to Unitarian Universalist values around immigration reform, environmental concerns, and access to health care.

Response status :


Dave Domina – yes

Ben Sasse – invited

House of Representatives

Brad Ashford – yes

Lee Terry – yes

For more information contact Vicki Pratt.