City Council President Tom Mulligan announced his re-election bid Monday, formally placing the incumbent into a three-person District 7 race.
But the man Mulligan replaced on the council has endorsed one of his challengers.
Former council member Chuck Sigerson endorsed Aimee Melton, a former Douglas County attorney, Melton said Monday.
Mulligan, a former Union Pacific Railroad executive, was appointed in 2010 to replace Sigerson, who resigned after suffering a stroke and heart attack.
Mulligan told a group assembled at west Omaha's Remington Heights assisted living facility that his priorities included getting up-to-date police and fire equipment, recruiting new businesses and jobs to Omaha and streamlining the city's permitting and planning processes.
“Serving on the City Council is not about partisanship,” Mulligan said. “It is about providing leadership and solutions for Omaha.”
Melton, who worked in the domestic violence unit while a deputy Douglas County attorney, is managing partner of the Reagan, Melton & Delaney law firm.
The third candidate for the seat, Tim Lonergan, is a former member of the Metropolitan Community College board of governors and owner of a lawn care and snow removal business.
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