(Neb)-Few Last-Minute Filings In Dawes County So Far
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 haven't filled the minimum 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 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.
Incumbent Crawford city councilman Roy Norgard faces 2 opponents for his South Ward seat: Susan Leeling and Ronnie Thompson.
There are now two other races besides the Crawford council with enough candidates for a contested race in November, the Chadron school board and Chadron City Council.
The latest filing came this week from Cheryl Welch, who is now running for city council against incumbents Miles Bannan and Mark Werner as well as another newcomer, A-J Bassett.
The Chadron school board race has added 2 new names over the past 2 weeks: Joseph Johndreau and businessman Tye Pourier, who filed for the same race 2 years ago but withdrew before the election.
In Crawford, Mayor Dave Nixon and North Ward councilman Ed Kuhnel, both incumbents, are unopposed and at the county level all the incumbents have filed except for treasurer Chelsie Sparks, who is not running, and all except Rivera are still unopposed. They are also all Republicans.
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