Chris Beutler's blog
The campaign held its kickoff rally last night. One of the ballrooms at the Embassy Suites was packed with supporters and I was able to give a speech that, I think, really defined the choice that Lincoln voters have before them this election.
Happy New Year! I hope you and yours had a joyous holiday season. Last week, after 24 years of serving in the Nebraska Legislature, I packed up my office and moved out. Now I am going full speed ahead on the Lincoln mayor's race.
Last night Matt and Cynthia Brammeier and Cathy Beecham hosted a Holiday party for me. It was in Matt and Cynthia’s beautiful historic home in the Near South Neighborhood. I’d say nearly a hundred people stopped by and since many of them were from the neighborhood, I had met them before as their State Senator.
Today I announced a plan to improve the roads of Lincoln without any new taxes on residents. I call it my “New Roads to Good Jobs” Plan.
With those words I officially kicked off my campaign for mayor yesterday. It was a busy and exciting day, but it’s a relief to have the announcement out of the way. Now I can focus on talking one-on-one with people what I will do once I’m elected. I have no reservations about running and I’m glad that Judy and the rest of the family are so supportive.