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January 11, 2011


Hilty formally announces candidacy for council

by Deena Winter

A newcomer to Lincoln politics made it official today: Melissa Hilty announced her plans to run for Lincoln’s District 1 City Council seat, in northeast Lincoln.

Melissa Hilty

“I plan to run a spirited campaign,” Hilty said, “By running a rigorous grassroots campaign, I will try to meet every voter before Election Day.”

She’ll be running against incumbent Democrat Doug Emery — former Lincoln postmaster.

Hilty said her top three priorities are balancing the city budget without raising property taxes, reining in wasteful spending and creating jobs.

“The working people of Lincoln are hurting. We need bold leadership to move Lincoln forward. If elected, my top priority will be to work on behalf of Lincoln’s working people and not the special interests.”

Hilty currently serves as Legislative Aide to State Sen. Ken Schilz. Hilty has been a resident of Lincoln for 11 years. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in communication studies. She is a member of Lincoln Berean Church.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Roger Yant
    Jan 11 2011

    I’m glad to see Hilty get into the race. I admire people who do. Good luck to her. Hope she can defeat Doug.

  2. Historic Havelock
    Jan 12 2011

    What – another Legislative Aide !!!
    Well this candidate is better looking than Emery and probably has better jokes.
    Just because Doug has experience as Postmaster, local community and athletic activities and City Council isn’t everything.


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