James Michael Bowers
James is a dedicated school social worker and mental health therapist who currently serves on the Lincoln City Council in Nebraska. He was first elected to the council in 2019 and has since spearheaded a number of initiatives aimed at improving the lives of all residents in Lincoln. Some of his notable achievements include the implementation of Universal Home Visitation for new parents and infants, incentivizing apprenticeship programs to create job opportunities, funding for accessible playgrounds to ensure equal access to play for all children, and the banning of conversion therapy within city limits. James showed strong leadership during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully navigated an attempted recall over directed health measures taken to protect residents. He is now running for a second term with a commitment to continue delivering positive outcomes and advocating for the best interests of all residents in Lincoln.