Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made a stop in Omaha today to campaign for Mayor Jean Stothert. Walker says he has seen Stothert in action and likes what she has done for the city.
Walker says, “You need a mayor who will not be intimidated. Who is not going to back down. Who is going to do, no matter what the pressure, what is right for the hard working taxpayers of this city.”
Walker says he is impressed that Stothert has managed to reduce property taxes, increase the employment rate and took steps needed to reduce crime.
The event wasn’t without protesters outside the DC Center near 120th and West Maple Road. Steve LeClair is the head of the Omaha Fire Union and says, “This mayor really isn’t pro-worker, really isn’t middle class, doesn’t really believe that that democracy has a place in the workplace.” The Fire Union has endorsed challenger Heath Mello.
About 200 people attended today’s event. The General Election is May 9th.