Government
2:04 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Five Vie for Omaha City Council District 2 Seat

Democrat Ben Gray is the incumbent District 2 representative for the Omaha City Council. 

On April 2nd, Gray will face four challengers in the primary election. 

One is Democrat Timothy Ashford, a practicing attorney and former prosecutor.  Ashford says he wants to energize Omaha’s economy by creating jobs, restoring fiscal responsibility, and promoting tax relief. 

Gray also faces Democrat Bruce Hunter.  Hunter, an attorney, says his priorities if elected will include neighborhood recovery initiatives, healthy homes for healthy children, as well as job creation and training.

Nonpartisan candidate Tariq Al-Amin says one of his primary areas of concern is illegal gun sales.  If elected, he says he will be an advocate for partnerships to develop and renovate empty buildings.  Additionally, he says he will make himself available to listen to his constituents’ issues and concerns.

Democrat Dennis J. Womack is also running for the City Council’s 2nd District seat.  He is a consultant for a private security company and says he is seeking election because he believes his district needs a representative with experience working with government agencies.  Womack has worked for the federal government on employment and training programs.

Omaha’s primary election takes place Tuesday, April 2nd.  Information is available online at www.votedouglascounty.com.