John Ewing

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John Ewing
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Nebraska, District 2
High schoolOmaha Northwest High School
Master'sUniversity of Nebraska Omaha
Date of birthApril 18, 1961
ProfessionTreasurer, Douglas County, NE
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John Ewing was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska. He defeated Gwen Howard in the May 15, 2012, primary. He lost to Republican incumbent Lee Terry in the November general election.[1]


Ewing earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Business Administration and Criminal Justice and his Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Urban Studies. He was an Associate Minister at the Salem Baptist Church in Omaha and an adjunct professor in leadership at the University of Nebraska's School of Public Administration before he became a police officer in the same city. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Douglas County.[2]



See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Ewing ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nebraska's 2nd District. He defeated Gwen Howard in the May 15, 2012, primary.[3] He was defeated by Republican incumbent Lee Terry in the November 6, 2012, general election.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Ewing 49.2% 129,767
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 50.8% 133,964
Total Votes 263,731
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ewing 62% 17,954
Gwen Howard 38% 11,009
Total Votes 28,963

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Ewing's reports.[4]

John Ewing (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]March 31, 2012$44,775.26$73,315.13$(38,032.65)$80,057.74
July Quarterly[6]July 14, 2012$51,016.80$106,521.07$(68,458.59)$89,079.28
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2012$89,079$150,254.94$(102,336.10)$136,997.84
Running totals


Ewing lives in Omaha with his wife, Viv.[8]

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