LINCOLN, NE – Underscoring a need for tax relief, road repairs, affordable housing, and transparency in city government, Councilwoman Cyndi Lamm today officially announced her candidacy for Mayor.
The announcement was made Sunday by video on Lamm’s website and social media accounts.
“I’ve lived in Lincoln a lot of years and I’m living proof of what we can accomplish in our city,” Lamm said. “There’s so much more we can do. That’s why I’m running to be your Mayor.”
As Mayor, Lamm would work to empower individuals and businesses by reducing the tax burden, prioritizing roads and affordable housing for a growing population in need, and making city government a better, more transparent partner to all residents and employers.
Lamm, who has represented Northeast Lincoln on the city council since 2015, said her knowledge and experience in government will guide her efforts to improve roads and infrastructure, increase public safety, and attract new employers and diverse workforce needed to make the city’s economy stronger.
“I’ve lived in and have seen our city work from all sides,” Lamm says. “These experiences helped to shape my perspective, my principles, and my priorities.”
Prior to starting her practice as a litigation attorney, Lamm served as a legislative aide in the Nebraska Unicameral, and as a clerk for a Nebraska Supreme Court Justice. While in practice, she also served as a legal writing adjunct instructor at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
As a teenager, Lamm dropped out of school and was homeless for a time in Lincoln before eventually completing her education and graduating with high distinction from law school. Because of her life and educational experiences, Lamm has served in leadership roles with many charitable organizations, including the People’s City Mission, the Autism Family Network, the Advocacy Partnership for People with Special Needs, and Child Evangelism Fellowship.
“To really accomplish change in our city, good people have to step up,” Lamm said. “Lincoln is a city where dreams can come true. I’ve lived it and I’m ready to lead.”