Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey told WOWT Channel 6‘s John Chapman that he will announce next week his decision on whether or not to run for re-election.
The money quote from Fahey was:
“I’ve thought long and hard about it, again, without making a decision here and now, I’m very comfortable with the decision I’ve come to and I’ve enjoyed this job and I continue to enjoy this job. I look forward to working with all the people here for the time that I’ll be in office.”
First, we have been saying here for a while that we don’t think Fahey will run again. We just don’t think his heart has really been in it for a while and the whole stadium thing has worn him out.
And while he states there is more to do in East Omaha, and Chapman points out he’d like to cut the ribbon on the new stadium, we don’t think he’ll run.
Reading his quote, he talks about being “comfortable” with his decision and has “enjoyyyyyyed” the job. Not usually the words of someone gearing up for another campaign.
He could always surprise us, but the money here is that he does not run.
While you’re commenting, be sure to put in your opine on who will get in the race besides Hal Daub (and Van Argyrakis).
Suttle? Vokal? Morgan? Welch? Anyone else we’re missing? Give us your thoughts and we’ll be talking more about it next week.