|Jean Stothert in 2013|
|51st Mayor of Omaha|
June 10, 2013
|Preceded by||Jim Suttle|
|Member of the Omaha City Council
from the 5th district
|Member of the Millard Board of Education|
February 7, 1954 |
Wood River, Illinois
|Spouse(s)||Joe Stothert (since 1981)|
|Children||Elizabeth (born 1987)
Andrew (born 1989)
|Alma mater||Seattle Pacific University|
|Website||[http://www.ci.omaha.ne.us/mayors-office Official website|
Early life, education and career
Jean Stothert was born on February 7, 1954, in Wood River, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Seattle Pacific University. Jean began her career in nursing. Her 12 years as a critical care nurse and nursing manager included serving as head nurse at St. Louis University. She was responsible for her department budgeting, hiring and staff management.
Stothert moved to Omaha in 1992 with her husband, Joseph Stothert, M.D., and their children, Elizabeth and Andrew. Joe is a trauma physician at UNMC.
In 1997, Stothert was elected to Millard Board of Education, elected and re-elected for three terms including 3 years as president of the board, serving until 2009.
Stothert was a Candidate for the Nebraska Unicameral, District 12, in 2006, being defeated by Steve Lathrop by 14 votes (5073 - 5059).
Stothert received 19,205 (32.12%) of votes to win the primary election of April 2, 2013.
She was elected mayor with 57% of votes (48,120 - 36,290), on May 14, 2013, defeating the incumbent, Jim Suttle.
- Sullivan, Sean (May 15, 2013). "Meet Jean Stothert, Omaha’s first elected woman mayor". Washington Post. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- Tysver, Robynn (March 18, 2013). "Mayoral hopeful Jean Stothert says she's prepared to lead". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- Tysver, Robynn (May 15, 2013). "Jean Stothert wins by wide margin to become Omaha's first woman mayor". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Nebraska Election 2006 Official General Election Results". Official Nebraska Government Website. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- "Official Election Results City of Omaha". Douglas County Election Commission. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- Perez Jr., Juan (June 28, 2012). "Stothert, Welch join Omaha mayor's race". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
|Mayor of Omaha
June 10, 2013-present