Colleen Brennan files ballot petition to run for Omaha City Council

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 19:55:16-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Tuesday afternoon, Colleen Brennan visited the Douglas County Election Commission to file a ballot petition to run for the Omaha City Council District 5 seat this spring.

Brennan currently holds the seat as she was appointed last month to replace Rich Pahls who was elected to Nebraska State Legislature.

Brennan also announced two endorsements from Omaha political figures. Douglas County Commissioners and former mayors P.J. Morgan and Mike Boyle both threw their support behind Brennan.

"I have known her for nearly 30 years and feel strongly she is someone who cares about all people, will listen and do the right thing for our city," Morgan wrote in the announcement statement.

"Colleen understands the need for compassion and commitment far better than most, and it is my honor to endorse her for this office, " Boyle wrote in the statement.

Brennan said she is "over the moon" about the endorsements and is greatly appreciative of their support.

Brennan said she hopes to work to bring the community together.

"How do you resolve any issue, you talk to people about it, you ask people’s opinion, you listen, you get together and have long conversations and you figure it out," Brennan said.

She said she plans to use her current time on the council to listen to people and show them she is the right person for the job should she be elected this spring.

"I want to keep doing what I’m doing. I want to go door to door, and getting to know my constituents and really listening to their issues and listening to their concerns and listening to what’s important to them because my job is to represent them. In order to do that I need to listen to them and get to know them better. That is my job as a council member," she said.