I am committed to leveraging my strong relationships with Mayor Stothert’s office, the Greater Omaha Chamber, the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber, and small businesses themselves to spearhead the economic recovery. I was selected to serve on Mayor Stothert’s Millennial Advisory Council over two years ago and have deep roots in the business community. Over the last 4 years, my opponent overpromised and underdelivered to South Omaha businesses and failed to develop a relationship with the Mayor’s Office, an office that operates out of his district. I have heard their stories and I will never let that happen again, if elected this November.
Solving Omaha’s workforce crisis will be another important step toward healthy economic growth in District 7. I support the efforts of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Omaha business leaders, and the Mayor’s Office to attract companies and outside talent to the Omaha Metro. However, we must also nurture our talent at home. District 7 is brimming with talent both in Downtown Omaha and South Omaha. In particular, I believe South Omaha youth and young professionals will help solve this workforce crisis. They are bilingual, bicultural, hardworking, educated, and family oriented. I promise to work with Omaha’s business leaders to promote equitable hiring and job opportunities for these individuals.