What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been! More than 160 supporters joined us downtown to kick off the campaign. There were old friends as well as new faces, and the energy and excitement for what’s ahead was palpable! Thank you to those who joined us – I can’t express how much it means that you would make time to share your ideas and listen to mine.
I appreciated all the thoughtful questions and feedback. Though I never doubted that now is the right time for me to run for the OPPD board, your enthusiasm and support really helped seal the deal.
And now it’s time to get to work. My campaign team and I have been busy working to finalize our plans; from producing materials (yard signs, stickers, letters! Oh my!), to locking down some exciting endorsements we’ll share more about in the coming weeks. Our goal is to find various ways to tell the story – our collective story – about why this election and the future of OPPD matters to Omahans.
We have a lot of ground to cover, both figuratively and literally. Subdistrict Five is a big territory that spreads across a good chunk of Omaha. I’m going to need your help to reach the most voters I can. If you haven’t already (or if you’re moved to do so again!) please consider donating to the campaign by clicking here. Every dollar counts – it’s a long road to November’s election!
If you have time and energy, please consider volunteering with us. We’ll need people to make phone calls, put out yard signs, connect with voters, etc. There’s a role for everyone! Fill out the form found here – we’ll get back to you ASAP with opportunities for you to lend a hand. (and thanks in advance!)
It takes a village to raise a child, and I’m learning that the saying is also true when running a political campaign! I can’t do this without your support so please, keep it coming.
Onward and upward,
P.S. I would be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to recognize the service and dedication of John Green who, after 30 years serving on the OPPD Board, has decided against running for a sixth term. His contributions have been numerous and his steadfast commitment to OPPD is impressive. Thanks for your service, John!
[photo credits: Erin Giannangelo]