This is the first post by new Leavenworth St. contributing writer “Sheridan Blvd”. You can read his bio in the “Writers” tab above.
The upcoming Lincoln Mayors races looks set between current Mayor Chris Beutler who is seeking his third term and Andy Stebbing the current County Treasurer and a former Lancaster County Sheriffs Sergeant.
Mayor Beutler is a six time State Senator from Lincoln and has been in the stream of consciousness (read name ID) for almost 40 years. It’s that name ID battle that will be the hardest thing for Stebbing to overcome.
Stebbing and the Republican party’s best shot at winning the Mayor’s race and picking up a City Council seat will be a coordinated plan between all the campaigns in a way that the Lancaster County Republican Party hasn’t had in a very long time.
The path for Stebbing’s campaign is to focus on building name ID and locking down its 4/4 and 3/4 voters (the number of elections someone actually votes in out of the last two primary and general elections). While Stebbing is doing that, ALL of the City Council candidates should take a grassroots approach by walking doors for themselves and Stebbing while focusing on expanding the electorate by locking down good even year voters who rarely vote in city elections. Yes, Jon Camp should buy a new pair of walking shoes
This is a race where being an individual will get you beat.
But standing together could mean that the rising tide lifts all boats.