John Ewing enters the 2012 Congressional race
July 18th, 2011
Omaha, NE – Douglas County Treasurer, John Ewing kicked off his 2012 campaign for Congress Monday.
John Ewing is currently the Douglas County Treasurer, an adjunct professor at University of Nebraska Omaha, and a former Deputy Police Chief. Ewing is running as a Democratic candidate for Nebraskaâ€™s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ewing will be challenging the Republican incumbent: Congressman Lee Terry. If elected, Ewing said he would focus on moving America forward by getting people to work.
â€œI believe that we have to get people back to work,” he said in a phone interview with KVNO News. “We have to be in the business of manufacturing things again. We have to be leading the world in innovation and creativity.â€
Terry has been in office for the past 14 years, and has defined himself as a fiscal conservative, voting consistently against raising taxes, and voting no on the 2009 stimulus package. Ewing also describes himself as a fiscal conservative. But he said he does believe in spending money, just not wastefully.
â€œI believe we need to have a Congress that is interested in getting things done and not looking at philosophical things,” he said, “where they talk about their belief system, or their thoughts on this or that, and then never getting anything done.”
“We have to have a Congress that works together across party lines in a bipartisan manner,” he said, “to move our country forward, and put America ahead of politics.â€
Lee Terry will be running for his eighth term in Congress. He will also face another challenger: Brett Lindstrom, a former Nebraska football player has said he will challenge him in the Republican primary.