Jasmine L. Harris

Jasmine L. Harris

Mayor of Omaha, NE

2021 Endorsement

Jasmine is a public health expert and community organizer born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Jasmine is running for Mayor of Omaha because she understands that the solutions to the city’s challenges lie with those who actually experience them. Too many of the issues that Jasmine faced as a Black woman and single mother 19 years ago are still holding the city back. All over, Omahans are struggling to make ends meet -- and city leaders have failed to address the most basic issues felt by everyday people.

After getting a Master’s degree in Public Health from UNMC, Jasmine turned her focus to addressing the underlying conditions that impact quality of life for Omaha residents. Since then, she has been a proven leader of people, mobilizing local residents and grassroots experts to change government in meaningful ways - together.

Jasmine knows that Omaha needs a leader who will work proactively and inclusively to help everyone in the city thrive, regardless of race or zip code. Jasmine will manage COVID-19 by listening to public health professionals, maximizing vaccine distribution, and helping small businesses. She will also improve public safety by addressing the root causes that bring people into contact with the criminal justice system, such as mental health, poverty, and inequitable access to resources. Finally, Jasmine knows that it’s time for Omaha to provide reliable, equitable transit, modern and accessible city services, and an active commitment to sustainability.