John Ewing (Nebraska)

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John Ewing
Douglas County Treasurer
Assumed office
December 2006 (2006-12)
Preceded by Julie M. Haney[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1961-04-18) April 18, 1961 (age 56)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Viv Ewing
Children Four
Residence Omaha, Nebraska
Alma mater University of Nebraska Omaha
Profession Adjunct Professor
Police Officer (retired)

John Ewing is the treasurer of Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. He is a member of the Democratic Party. In 2012, Ewing ran for the United States House of Representatives for Nebraska's 2nd District, but lost to incumbent Lee Terry.


Ewing graduated from Omaha Northwest High School, attending the same high school as his future political opponent Lee Terry.[3] Ewing received a B.S. in criminal justice and business administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. In 1986, he also earned a master's degree in urban studies there.[4]


Ewing was an officer with the Omaha police department for 24 years, rising to the rank of deputy police chief. He was elected the treasurer of Douglas County in 2006, and re-elected in 2010.[5] Ewing was the first African-American elected to a county-wide office in Nebraska.[3] As treasurer, he successfully encouraged Nebraska to allow online renewals of driver's licenses.[6]

Ewing is an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.[7] Ewing is also an associate minister with the Salem Baptist Church in Omaha.[3]

Ewing ran against Republican Congressman Lee Terry in 2012.[8] Terry won re-election, defeating Ewing 51.2% to 48.8%. Ewing is reported to be a potential future candidate for the seat.[9]


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  3. ^ a b c "John Ewing bio". Washington Times. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "John Ewing, Jr.". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Walton, Don (18 July 2011). "Douglas County treasurer seeks Terry's House seat". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  6. ^ McIntire, Ann (29 April 2010). "Nebraska To Offer Online Driver's License Renewal". WOWT News. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Martin, Angel (18 July 2011). "John Ewing enters the 2012 Congressional race". KVNO. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Morton, Joseph (29 October 2012). "Ewing makes big gains against Terry in 2nd District race". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Giaritelli, Anna (16 October 2013). "Democrats Continue to Fight Nebraska GOP's Grasp". Roll Call. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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