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      City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Phone:  402.331.6536

Michael Sanchez

Ward V

Michael is a local business owner and third-generation Ralston resident with deep roots in the community. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce as well as an advisor on the Strategic Planning Committee to develop Ralston’s Comprehensive City Plan. Michael graduated from Creighton Prep High School, received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, and earned his Master of Business Administration from Creighton University.

Ben Preis 

Ward VI

Ben was appointed to serve Ward VI in October 2003.  Ben is currently serving his fourth full term.

Phone:  402.699.4041

Jerry Krause 

Ward IV, Council President

Jerry and his wife have five children and fifteen  grandchildren.  Jerry was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Ralston City Council in 1989.  He serves on the Ralston Community Foundation and the Ralston Wiebe Foundation.  He has also served as Council President for several years.  Jerry retired from OPPD with 34 years of service.  His hobbies include golf, sports, and babysitting.  Jerry graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in Petersburg, Nebraska, received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Brian Kavanaugh

Ward III

Brian moved to the Ralston area in 2000 and has lived in Ralston since 2006.  He graduated from Douglas County (CO) High School and received his bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his master's degree in Physical Education from Ohio University. He is a software developer and manager at Orion Advisor Services.   Prior to being elected to the City Council, Brian served on the Baright Public Library Board of Trustees.  He is also very involved with the Jaycees Organization, currently serving as the Nebraska Jaycee Foundation Board of Directors President.

Lee Fideline

Ward II

Lee has been a resident for 53 years.  He is married and has two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  He is retired from Fideline Construction, where he was the owner and operator for over 45 years.  He is also a retired member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Department and past member of the Chamber of Commerce.  Lee continues to work part-time at Kahler-Dolce Funeral Home and Linemann Auto Sales.  He has served on the Board of Adjustment, PRT Board, Planning Commission and Tree City Board. He is a member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard, the South Omaha Eagles, Mexican/American Veterans, and President of Church Council at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Maureen Konwinski

Ward I

Maureen has lived in Ralston since 1975.  She has three children, one granddaughter and two grandsons.  Maureen taught at Millard North High School.  She has served on various boards, including Ralston Soccer Club and the Ralston After School Program.  Maureen also serves on the Ralston Community Redevelopment Authority and is a member of St. Gerald's Church.  Maureen attended high school in Columbus, Nebraska, received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University in Omaha, her master's degree from the University of Nebraska in Omaha, and has completed post-master's work in International Baccalaureate.

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