Elections are the foundation of our constitutional republic, and voter participation is essential to the success of our government. Vote your values, pray for the election, and share our resources!

As Christian citizens living in a democracy, we have the responsibility to be well-informed and elect leaders who support Biblical principles. We have the opportunity to do this in the Lincoln and Omaha municipal elections this spring.

Please vote in the Lincoln and Omaha city elections.

The City of Lincoln will hold a General Election on Tuesday, May 4th, and the Omaha General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11th.

Local elections matter, and the candidates that are elected will make important decisions regarding your neighborhood, your children’s school, and your family in the coming years.

Our vision is to see Nebraska become a state where God is honored, marriages and families thrive, life is cherished and protected, and religious liberty flourishes, and that vision begins with your community.

To help Lincoln and Omaha residents maximize their votes, Nebraska Family Alliance put together an election resource center.

Scroll down to learn which candidates you’ll find on the ballot and look up your polling place. The polls will be open from 8 AM to 8 PM on Election Day. Vote your values, pray God-honoring candidates advance, and share our election resources with your friends and family!

1. Research the candidates

Lincoln City Council
(Vote for up to three)
    • Tom Beckius (Democrat)
    • Eric Burling (Republican)
    • Councilman Roy Christensen (Republican)
    • Mary Hilton (Republican)
    • Councilman Bennie Shobe (Democrat)
    • Councilwoman Sändra Washington (Democrat)
Lincoln Airport Authority
(Vote for up to two)
    • Nicki Behmer (Independent)
    • Jason Krueger (Independent)
    • John Olsson (Republican)
    • Tracy Refior (Republican)
LPS Board of Education – District 1
(Vote for one)
    • Christina Campbell (Republican)
    • Board Member Kathy Danek (Democrat)
LPS Board of Education – District 3
(Vote for one)
    • Board Member Barbara Baier (Democrat)
LPS Board of Education – District 5
(Vote for one)
    • Board Member Lanny Boswell (Republican)
LPS Board of Education – District 7
(Vote for one)
    • Board Member Don Mayhew (Democrat)
    • Michael Patestas (Republican)
Omaha Mayor
(Vote for one)
    • R.J. Neary (Democrat)
    • Mayor Jean Stothert (Republican)
Omaha City Council – District 1
(Vote for one)
    • Councilman Pete Festersen (Democrat)
    • Sarah Johnson (Independent)
Omaha City Council – District 2
(Vote for one)
    • Councilman Ben Gray (Democrat)
    • Juanita Johnson (Democrat)
Omaha City Council – District 3
(Vote for one)
    • Danny Begley (Democrat)
    • Cammy Watkins (Independent)
Omaha City Council – District 4
(Vote for one)
    • Becky Barrientos-Patlan (Republican)
    • Councilman Vinny Palermo (Democrat)
Omaha City Council – District 5
(Vote for one)
    • Patrick Leahy (Democrat)
    • Don Rowe (Republican)
Omaha City Council – District 6
(Vote for one)
    • Councilman Brinker Harding (Republican)
    • Naomi Hattaway (Democrat)
Omaha City Council – District 7
(Vote for one)
    • Sara Kohen (Democrat)
    • Councilwoman Aimee Melton (Republican)


Vote your values! The polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM on Election Day. Early ballots must be returned by 8:00 PM on Election Day and can be dropped in secured ballot boxes at county election offices.
Visit the NFA Election Resource Center to download prayer guides and find more helpful resources.