A former deputy Douglas County attorney, Aimee Melton, will seek City Council President Tom Mulligan’s seat in the spring election.
Melton said she seeks more transparency and efficiency in government spending, but said criminal justice also will be a theme of her campaign, given her background.
“We need the entire city to come together to address this problem.” she said.
“When crime statistics are as high as Omaha’s, it is tragic for the individuals and families involved,” she said. “But it also affects the outside perceptions of our community and is a concern for bringing new businesses and potential jobs to Omaha.”
Melton worked in the domestic violence unit at the County Attorney’s Office. She is managing partner of the Reagan, Melton & Delaney LLP Law Firm.
Mulligan, a former Union Pacific executive, was appointed to the council’s District 7 seat in 2010. He replaced Councilman Chuck Sigerson, who resigned after suffering a stroke and heart attack.
Mulligan did not return a call Friday seeking comment.
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