Stothert’s husband out from fire role

Stothert’s husband out from fire role

By Erin Golden May 15, 2013 2:50 pm Comments

The first big news following Jean Stothert’s sizeable victory Tuesday evening: Mayor Jim Suttle’s administration has dismissed Stothert’s husband from his volunteer role as a consultant with the Omaha Fire Department.

Dr. Joseph Stothert had served as medical director for the department’s emergency medical service for 18 years.

Fire Chief Mike McDonnell, who had been working on the dismissal with city officials for some time before election day, notified Stothert by mail that he had not worked closely with the department for several months and that the city would be exploring other options.

Meanwhile, in case you missed any of our election coverage on Jean Stothert’s win, Suttle’s response or an analysis of what went wrong for the mayor, check out