Stand With Brad

Running For You.


A 5th generation Nebraskan, the sense of commitment to service and love of state is engrained in Brad, passed down from generations of servant leaders. He is the eldest son of Don Ashford and Ellen Swanson. Don, a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient and decorated WWII bomber pilot flew missions on D-Day. Ellen was actively involved in numerous philanthropic causes and ran her own small business, during a time when women-led companies were quite rare. Ellen’s father, Otto Swanson, was a well-known business owner and philanthropist in Omaha. In an effort to combat a local boycott of Jewish-owned businesses in the 1930′s, Otto, along with local leaders, formed The National Conference of Christians and Jews, a non-profit still alive today in Omaha, now known as Inclusive Communities.


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Reaction to Charlottesville stirs Nebraska political debate

DON WALTON Lincoln Journal Star Aug 16, 2017  The raging political argument over President Donald Trump’s response to the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville began Wednesday to seep into Nebraska’s upcoming 2018 congressional races. While

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Hundreds attend local vigil in wake of Virginia violence

OMAHA, Neb. — KETV More than 300 people attended a peace vigil at Turner Park Sunday in response to the weekend chaos in Charlottesville, Virginia. Activist group Indivisible Nebraskans started organizing the event Saturday, in response to community frustration over

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Hundreds hold vigil in Omaha following violence in Charlottesville

OMAHA, Neb.(WOWT) — It was a solemn show of support, following a day of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday. “The best way to heal is for people to come together,” Layne Jensen said. “In times like this, it’s not a right

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