From the Omaha World Herald, January 31, 2016
Vinny Palermo, 42, was born and raised in South Omaha and has a daughter who attends Gomez Heritage Elementary. He’s a registered Democrat and a Navy veteran.
“I’d definitely be the voice for South Omaha,” he said.
Being an OPS parent gives him valuable insight into how the school system works, or doesn’t, he said. Like some parents, he didn’t appreciate the hasty vote last summer to extend the school day and said OPS needs to communicate better when it comes to big changes, including the upcoming implementation of a new busing plan.