Omaha Mayor speaks about her return to work and campaign

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert appeared before the Douglas County Board of Commissioners this morning.

She said she was comforted that the board was going to kill her husband, Dr. Joe Stothert, a trauma surgeon who died of suicide earlier this month.

“Nothing has helped me more than going back to work. Because I feel like I have a working family. That helped me a lot and every day I was with the people I like, ”said Stothert.

Mayor Stothert sat down with 6 News to discuss the campaign for a third term. She said she had received thousands of letters of support in the past few weeks, had a letter from a former police officer on her desk, and read it every day.

“He said I am writing to give you hope. There were months when he thought he’d never smile again. He told me I will, he said for reasons unknown – his wife and husband did what they did. We’ll never find out why, but he wanted me to know that I could be happy again, ”said Stothert.

Mayor Stothert tells 6 News that she will meet the second gentleman on Tuesday morning, and the request came from his office.

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