LINCOLN, NE—NEBFARMPAC, the political action committee of the Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska’s second largest general farm organization with over 3,500 farm and ranch families announced its Primary endorsements. Additional endorsements will be made for the fall election.
NEBFARMPAC Secretary John Hansen said “This year’s set of primary endorsements includes many of our own members. Nebraska Farmers Union encourage our members to become educated on the issues, to get constructively engaged in the public policy process, be fair, honest, independent, and take the long view. We are always pleased when our members step up and assume the risks and responsibilities to run for public office at all levels of government. We honestly believe public service is a noble calling.”
NEBFARMPAC Board endorsements are based on candidate positions on family farm and ranch issues and input from county and district officers. The NEBFARMPAC Board of Directors announced the following endorsements for candidates for the Primary election with NeFU members in bold:
Third Congressional District: Paul Theobald.
LD 2: Susan Lorence LD 6: Machaela Cavanaugh LD 8: Mina Davis
LD 10: Wendy DeBoer LD12: Steve Lathrop LD 16: Chuck Hassebrook
LD18: Scott Winkler LD 20: John McCollister LD 26: Matt Hansen
LD 28: Patty Pansing Brooks LD 30: Myron Dorn LD 30: Don Schuller
LD 32: Tom Brandt LD 34: Curt Friesen LD 36: Matt Williams
LD 38: Marsha Fangmeyer LD 40: Timothy Gragert LD 46: Adam Morfeld
LD 48: John Stinner
State Board of Education:
District 5—Patricia Timm District 6—Maureen Nickels District 8—Deborah Neary
Board of Regents University of Nebraska: District 4—Larry Bradley and District 8—Barbara Weitz.
Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors: District 2—Jake Seeman
Mayor of Lincoln: Chris Beutler.
Public Service Commission: District 1—John Atkeison.
Nebraska Public Power District: Subdivision 11—Fred Christensen.
Omaha Public Power District:
Subdivision 1—Amanda Bogner Subdivision 6—Eric Williams
Subdivision 7—Janece Mollhoff Subdivision 8—Linda Duckworth
Lancaster County Commissioner: District 1—Sean Flowerday.
NEBFARMPAC President Vern Jantzen of Plymouth said “We have endorsed a very good set of candidates for the primary. The candidates we support are from different political parties that support family farm and ranch agriculture, renewable energy development, adequate funding for education, property tax reform and relief, and the non-partisan independence of the Legislature.”