City Council Candidate Interviews

On Tuesday, April 4, Lincoln voters will go to the polls for the city’s primary election, which includes the election of three at-large City Council seats. Voters will cast their ballots for up to three candidates. The top six vote-getters of the eight candidates will advance to the general election on May 2. For more information on the election, voter registration or to find your polling place, visit the Lancaster County Election Commissioner on the web.

All eight candidates for City Council have been interviewed in recent weeks on KZUM. Here they are, in their own words, on their campaigns, issues important to them and how they see the present and future of Lincoln. Most appearances have been on KZUM’s Our Street program, with Lynn Fisher and Kurt Elder, airing every Monday, 6-6:30 p.m.

Feature interviews include City Council candidates Deb Andrews, Lou Braatz III, Roy Christensen (incumbent), Leirion Gaylor Baird (incumbent), Brayden McLaughlin, Tom Nesbitt, Bennie Shobe and Maggie Mae Squires.

Editor’s note: Lou Braatz, a candidate for City Council, has been a volunteer programmer on KZUM’s “Earth to Lincoln” program. He is currently on hiatus from the airwaves as a KZUM programmer for the duration of his campaign.