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Personal Political History
 

Advisor, computer consultant and city government appointee to Former congressman, UN Ambassador and successful candidate for Mayor of Atlanta: Andrew Young (1980)

 

Advisor, computer consultant and field organizer to Former congressman, and successful candidate for Mayor of Chicago: Harold Washington (1983)

 

Advisor, computer consultant and field Manager to the Re-election Campaign of Mayor of Chicago: Harold Washington (1987)

 

National Campaign Manager, Jesse Jackson for President 1984; August ’83–November, 1984

 

First Executive Director: National Rainbow Coalition

 

Campaign Manager 1988 and 1990 Mel Reynolds of Congress (CD 2, Chicago, Ill.)

 

Advisor to or managed over 20 other campaigns from US House to local offices in over 5 cities

 

1990: Led a major effort and increased historic low registration and turnout in North Omaha under the theme

“Register your vote not your frustrations” Effort was a significant acknowledged factor for the election of Ben Nelson for Governor

 

Founder, organizer and leader of the North Omaha Voter Participation Project.

  • Organized a working coalition with political, social, civic, community and church groups every election since return to Omaha in 2006.”

  • Voter registration and turnout in North Omaha and have beaten the historic averages.
     

 

North Omaha Political History
 

Highlights of the North Omaha Political successes under the leadership of Preston Love Jr. include 2 awards in 2008(AK Sorority and Douglas county Dems); Campaign Manager for Candidate Ben Gray for Omaha City Council; led the North Omaha effort to stop the Recall effort against Mayor Suttle (South Omaha did maintain significant support, North Omaha was trending to not maintain, Ben Gray and the tireless work of the Voter Project members and countless volunteers under Preston’s leadership, North Omaha held and the recall failed.(2010)”

 

 

2008 Credited with the key leadership in the historic split vote (Electoral Vote) in the 2008 Nebraska Congressional District 2 Presidential Election 

 

 

2012 North Omaha leader and central figure in all voter initiatives. Leader of community efforts to fight recent attempts to suppress Black, poor and Latino votes, see attachment for summary of challenges and activities 

 

2012 Field Organizer, Columbus, Ohio, for Organizing for America (Obama)

 

2013 Campaign Field Director—Ben Gray Re-Election successful Campaign

 

2013 Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Award winner (Drum Major Award for Accountability) for work for North Omaha 2012 Election

 

2014 Dave Domina for the US Senate: Deputy Campaign Manager

 

2015 Adjunct Professor, University of Nebraska—Omaha, Black Studies Department

 

 

Other Recent Activities
 

Founder: North Omaha 1st Monday Forum; Monthly lunch and public forum with speaker discussing full range of issues/program affecting our community; attended by approx. 50-60 people monthly (2013)

 

Founder: Hungry Club; Monthly lunch and public forum with speaker discussing full range of issues/program affecting our community; attended by approx. 50-60 people monthly (2007)

 

Candidate for the Metropolitan Utilities District Board of Directors (unsuccessful: received 43,000 Votes)

 

Community Advocate and Activist

 

Regular Guest Lecturer on politics and voting rights at UNO and Metro Community College

 

 

North Omaha Voter Participation Project: Founder/Organizer/Leader 2006

 

Researcher, writer and one man show Chautauqua & Performer: “Adam Clayton Powell”

 

Researcher, writer and one man show & performer: Preston Love Jr., “From Cotton Bowl to Cotton Candy”

 

George W. Norris Lecture: Keynote Address by Preston Love Jr. University of Nebraska—Kearney (2009)

 

 

Awards, Affiliations and Distinctions
 

AKA Sorority for Community Service (2009);

 

Douglas County Democratic Party: Chairman’s Award (2009);

 

2013 Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) Award winner (Drum Major Award for Accountability) for work for North Omaha 2012 Election

 

Graduate of LEADERSHIP ATLANTA 

 

Actively serving the following organizations:
 

Literacy Center of the Midlands; Board Member-former

 

Tech High Auditorium Steering Committee

 

NE Omaha Weed and Seed Steering Committee-former

 

 

Voter Participation subcommittee: Empower-ment Network

 

Board Member: United Urban Voters League

 

Volunteer Fundraiser/Marketing John Beasley Theater

 

Advisory Committee: Catholic Charities, St. Martin De Porres

 

Active Member Antioch Church of God in Christ. President of the men’s department

 

Community Liaison to Nebraska First Church of God in Christ Jurisdictional Prelate John O. Ford

 

 

Key Formal Non-Political Employment History
 

Charles Drew Health Center, Certified Application Counselor (Affordable Care Act), 2013

 

North Omaha Contractors Alliance; Executive Director, 2009 to 2011

 

American Harvest Company; Analyst and Consultant, September 2006–September 2008

 

The Preston Group; Owner, Small Business Consultant, July 1990–September 1995

 

City of Atlanta, GA; Andrew Young, Mayor, Director of the Office of Management Systems and Commissioner of Planning, January 1981–July 1983 

 

Datamart, Inc. Founder, President: Atlanta’s first Retail Computer Store, January 1979–June 1981

 

IBM Data Processing Division, National Marketing Manager; Manufacturing Industry Marketing; White Plains, NY, October 1966–November 1978.