The race is on for District 1

The race is on for District 1

By Erin Golden August 16, 2012 7:58 am Comments

First term Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen has a challenger for next year’s election: Edward Truemper, a pediatrician who works at Children’s Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Truemper grew up in Texas and lived in Mississippi and Georgia before moving to Omaha in 2003. This is his first foray into politics, a move he said was prompted by concerns about how Omaha’s leaders are handling city finances, crime, and other quality-of-life issues.

He said he wants to keep building the unique identities of the neighborhoods in District 1, which include Dundee, Benson and Florence.


  1. Paul Taylor says:

    Ed, Good to shake your hand at Dundee Days. Just a brief note that we need someone @ city to change the course of action on the expenses. It is very easy to spend “taxes” as they never run out. All contracts including city council members should be changed to get them in line with business in greater Omaha. Not tied to what other cities are “giving away” as they are giving away their future. It is time to cut the cord and let people save, if they want to, for their own future. Paul