Former City Councilman Dan Welch has let media organizations (including this blog) know that he has decided to run for Omaha Mayor in 2013.
Welch, who represented the same district currently represented by Councilwoman Jean Stothert, who plans to announce her run for Mayor on Thursday morning, had been previously thought to be out of the running. Rumors had gone ’round that once Stothert was in, he was out.
After telling the OWH he would take three weeks to decide, he hinted to Nebraska Watchdog — after being somewhat surprised with questioning from Joe Jordan — that he was thinking about running.
Today Welch announced the semi-official word about a pending announcement. (We will print his release as soon as we get it.)
Welch told Leavenworth Street:
“After making the decision to get in it didn’t make much sense to give others a head start. A crowded field can dry up money so now seemed like the logical time to enter the race.”
One would have to think that it was hinted that if he was going to jump in, now was the time.