Kara Eastman has been CEO of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA). Focused on combating lead poisoning, the organization expands its work by addressing the context in which lead poisoning happens. She was a surprise winner in the Democratic Primary taking on the incumbent Congressman.
Brad Ashford wants his seat back. A former Republican who found the party moving away from him, he became a state legislator as a Democrat. He ran for mayor of Omaha as a Democrat. He ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2014 and won. In 2016, he lost to a Republican by a point.
Jane Raybould is a businesswoman. She's religious. She does local politics in an old fashioned and pretty conservative way. Her family businesses -- a chain of grocery stores and related retail stores have been operating in Nebraska for over 50 years. She sees her public service as a kind of religious calling. She is now on the Lincoln City Council. She touts success reducing property taxes by cutting waste and making government more efficient.