Omaha needs leadership without conflict, and a mayor capable of bringing people together to work through difficult situations. Brad Ashford has pulled people together to work through countless challenges as a state senator, a small business owner, and a lawyer. He has been called on by several administrations, both republican and democrat, to work on projects that have moved Omaha forward. He helped develop finance options to build the Qwest (now Century Link) Center and was asked to serve as a founding member of the MECA board. He served as the Executive Director of the Omaha Housing Authority, putting together a team of investors to develop affordable housing for the inner city, and has led the way in reducing gun violence and keeping kids in school. Brad has a 25-year track record of bringing all parties to the table to negotiate sensible solutions for Nebraska and Omaha.
“I know of few people who have created or preserved more jobs in Omaha than Brad Ashford, and I know of few people who have more knowledge or worked harder in the areas of economic development, education, public safety, and the challenges confronting our inner city.”
- Mike Fahey, former Mayor of Omaha
“Brad Ashford. A good man. Reliable. Some may call him a dreamer, with which I concur. However, he is also willing to work hard and tirelessly to bring those dreams to actuality.”
Ernie Chambers, Nebraska State Senator
“Brad, I respect your continued dedication to making Omaha the best City in the heartland of America. Your and your family’s decades of selfless service rank you as uniquely qualified to serve as Mayor. Lastly, win, lose or draw, thank you, on behalf of all Omaha’s citizens, for your unfailing commitment to our community.”
- David Sokol, Founding Member of the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority