Spencer will uphold Integrity and Independence
As a child, Spencer dreamed of becoming one of the nation’s elite airborne assault paratroopers. As a young man, he enlisted in the United States Air Force to become a paratrooper-to put his life on the line to serve a higher purpose. Today, as a husband, father of five, and a disabled veteran of the United States Air Force, Spencer looks to fight against the assault on our democracy in a different-but just as powerful-leveraging capacity.
For the past 15 years, Spencer has a proven track record of successful senior leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of economic and community development, federal regulatory compliance, bank secrecy and anti-money laundering security measures that has prepared him to become Nebraska’s next Secretary of State. Most recently, Spencer served as the Director of Human Rights and Relations for the City of Omaha where he managed the investigation of charges of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations throughout Omaha.
Spencer not only represents his family, but working Nebraska families across the state. As a leader, Spencer’s understands that decisions must be made based on facts and a thorough investigation that cannot be coerced or influenced by corporate PAC’s or any political party. As Secretary of State, Spencer will not take corporate PAC money and will make the best decisions for Nebraska families and Nebraska businesses first, independent of partisan influence.
Spencer will Energize Nebraska
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Some of the most vulnerable small business owners in Nebraska are Nebraska’s most successful exporters – farmers. With rising interest rates, property taxes and our governments’ trade wars, Nebraska produces are significantly getting squeezed. Drawing on his experience managing the City of Omaha’s Small and Emerging Small Business Program, Spencer has conducted various small business startup and financial literacy classes, built workforce development initiatives, and partnered with organizations to develop business finance programs. With this experience and being a successful small business owner, Spencer has proven he is the candidate that will energize Nebraska small businesses.
Spencer will Protect the Vote
Voting is a right, NOT a privilege. The number one responsibility of the Secretary of State is to maximize eligible voter engagement and participation in our democracy. Luckily, Spencer is no stranger to voter engagement. He has volunteered his time with non-profits and political campaigns to connect new and existing voters. He has developed programs to educate, motivate, and mobilize low-propensity voters which resulted in a rise in new registrants and increased minority turnout. As Secretary of State, Spencer will be a voting rights champion and work hard to ensure all eligible voters exercise their constitutional right to vote.