Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray and his wife, Freddie, president of the OPS board, owe almost $50,000 to the federal government in back income taxes.
Ben Gray, however, said the couple have been paying off the debt and are caught up through 2000. He said they still owe about $49,000.
Ben Gray was elected to represent District 2 on the City Council in 2009. He retired from the television business in 2008, after a 35-year career as a photojournalist.
Freddie Gray has served on the Omaha Public Schools board since 2008. She has been the board’s president since January 2012.