The Lincoln Firefighters Association has endorsed City Council Candidate Tom Nesbitt in the race for Lincoln City Council At-Large. “After serving 27 years with the Nebraska State Patrol, Tom Nesbitt has a clear understanding of how to ensure the public safety needs of our vibrant and growing city,” said Ron Trouba, President of the Lincoln Firefighters. “Tom has already dedicated a great deal of his time to learn more about the Fire and EMS services in Lincoln. His leadership will help prioritize the needs in our community to provide the highest quality of service to the hardworking families who are counting on us in their time of need.” The Firefighters say they are excited about the fresh perspective Nesbitt will bring to the Council, and the opportunity to stand beside someone who has dedicated roughly 3 decades to public service.
Nesbitt is one of six candidates competing for the three at-large seats on the City Council in the May 2nd general election. His campaign brings a lot of momentum out of the April 4th Primary Election, where he was the clear frontrunner of the new candidates and only 450 votes behind the incumbents. Nesbitt’s bipartisan appeal is evident in his endorsements. Along with the Firefighters, he is also supported by Lincoln Police Officers, LIBA, and the Lincoln Central Labor Union, which represents 39 different organizations of workers.
“I am deeply honored to have the endorsement of the Firefighters. I will work vigorously with all City entities to see the citizens of Lincoln are properly protected with respect to public safety.” Recognizing the daily efforts of the Firefighters to keep up with the growing demand for service, Nesbitt said “What makes this entire system complete is the individuals in the system. I understand the importance of maintaining safe neighborhoods for families and it’s one of the biggest reasons I’m running for City Council. I look forward to working with the other members of the Council to protect the citizens first.”