Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton a GOP Delegate

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May 31st, 2016

Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton represents the City's 7th District. (Photo by Ryan Robertson, KVNO News)

Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton represents the City’s 7th District. (Photo by Ryan Robertson, KVNO News)

In May, the Nebraska Republican Party elected delegates to go to the party’s national convention in July. Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton is one of those delegates.


 When the Grand Old Party convenes in Cleveland in mid-July, 36 Nebraskans will be there to officially select the party’s presidential candidate, and help decide the party’s platform.

Lawyer and Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton will be one of three delegates from Nebraska’s 2nd District.

Melton said Nebraska’s Republicans wants to make sure protecting the 2nd Amendment is a top priority of the party’s platform.

Melton also said the next president could change the course of the nation, depending on whom they appoint to the Supreme Court.

“[There will be] anywhere from three to five appointees by the next president. That’s extremely important. What do we want to see and who do we want to see appointed to the Supreme Court? So our next president really could fundamentally change our nation,” Melton said.

Melton said while some Republicans like former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse have floated the idea of supporting a third party candidate, she thinks the Nebraska GOP should and will support Donald Trump as the party’s nominee.

“I have a picture right here of Scott Walker. I went and caucused all over Nebraska for Marco Rubio. I was on Carly Fiorina’s leadership team. I thought all of them were excellent candidates,” Melton said, “but here in Nebraska, by the time we had our primary, Donald Trump had gotten the majority of the votes. I think it’s important for our party to get behind that pick. Even if it wasn’t your first pick or second pick, at this point in time, the most important thing is to beat Hillary Clinton in November.”

 The Republican National Convention begins July 18th in Cleveland, Ohio.

Nebraska’s Democratic Party will hold their state convention in Kearney in June, at which time delegates to the national convention will also be selected.

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