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(Neb)-Still Lots Of Spots Open On Ballots In Dawes County

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/28/2018 12:34 PM
CHADRON - Tomorrow is the filing deadline for the May 15th Nebraska primary and so far there are only 2 races in Dawes County that will be contested at the primary  -  county commissioner and Crawford city council.

       There are also 2 that lack a full slate of candidates for November: county treasurer and Crawford school board.

       No one has filed in either party for county treasurer while incumbent Marie Wohlers is the only person to file for the 3 Crawford school board seats open this year.

      Incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Vic Rivera has 2 challengers in the Republican primary - Kevin Lotton and former commissioner Stacy Swinney, the man Rivera defeated 4 years ago, while incumbent Crawford councilman Roy Norgard faces 2 opponents for his South Ward seat: Susan Leeling and Ronnie Thompson.

       Only one other race in Dawes County has enough candidates for a contest race in November, the Chadron school board.

     Local businessman Tye Pourier, who entered the same race 2 years ago but withdrew before the election, and Joseph Johndreau both filed in the past 2 weeks to join the 3 incumbents who are running again: Sandy Roes, Jim O'Rourke, and Tom Menke.

       The Chadron city council has 3 candidates for 3 seats available -  incumbents Miles Bannan and Mark Werner and newcomer A-J Bassett while Crawford Mayor Dave Nixon and North Ward councilman Ed Kuhnel are unopposed.

     At the county level, all the incumbents except for treasurer Chelsie Sparks, who is not running, and Rivera are still unopposed. All are Republicans. 


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