The Omaha Police Union supports Mayor Stothert

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – While 6 News doesn’t always cover endorsements because there are so many of them in one campaign season, this is a large and influential voting block in Omaha.

The Omaha Police Officer’s Association approved Jean Stothert on Tuesday. While the police union did not endorse anyone in the mayoral election four years ago, the union president said 2020 had changed his mind.

“We reward the loyalty of a mayor who has stood with us. We talked about tough times last year – even during her budget presentation when she was interrupted 15-19 times by my count. She still said she didn’t defuse the police, ”said Sgt., President of the Omaha Police Officer’s Association. Tony Conner.

The police union only interviewed two of the candidates, Mayor Stothert and RJ Neary.

There are currently five candidates and four Democrats are trying to remove Mayor Stothert. The top two voters in the April primary will move to the general election in May.

Candidate Kimara Snipes told 6 News: “I had talks with the President of the Union and I don’t think there was a particular problem there. But there was no interview. I’m not surprised at the Police Union endorsement, they have usually endorsed incumbents. They endorsed Jim Suttle to Jean Stothert. If I am elected mayor, I will restore the public confidence that was damaged in the judiciary demonstrations last year. “

Candidate Mark Gudgel told 6 News: “The police union did not ask for an interview, although I would not have declined the invitation if they had. However, this does not affect my willingness to work with Omaha’s law enforcement officers after the election. “

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