Omaha Mayor puts re-election activities on hold following husband's death

(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is putting her re-election campaign activities on hold following the death of her husband.

Dr. Joe Stothert was found dead outside the couple's southwest Omaha home on Friday. Now, in the wake of Joe's death, the Mayor's campaign says she is temporarily pausing all campaign activities.

The mayor’s office issued the following statement Monday:

“Out of respect for the life and legacy of Dr. Joe Stothert, and to properly honor his memory, the Jean Stothert for Mayor campaign has temporarily paused all public contacts and activities.”

Stothert officially filed for re-election in January. Her campaign had planned to begin airing TV commercials Monday.

(Photo by WOWT 6 News)

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