Filing deadline for incumbents drawing near

February 11, 2018 GMT

Less than a week remains for incumbents for file for re-election for office in the 2018 elections.

The deadline for incumbents to file is Thursday, Feb. 16 — either to seek the same office or if they’re interested in filing for a different elective office. Challengers have until March 1 to file.

In the past week, several new filings have taken place, including U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith of Gering filing for re-election to the 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Several challengers, both Republican and Democrat, have previously filed.

Madison County Attorney Joe Smith also filed for re-election in the past week. So did Alvin Brandl, who seeks to be re-elected as Madison’s mayor.

In other election filings in the past week:

— Pat Decker is seeking election to the Tilden city council.

— Ben Hansen of Blair filed as a candidate for the District 16 seat in the Nebraska Legislature being vacated by Sen. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft because of term limits. Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons also is a candidate for that seat in the Legislature.

— Jeffrey Steffen of Crofton filed as a candidate for the subdistrict 1 seat on the Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District board of directors.

— Among Upper Elkhorn NRD board member candidates, new to file are James Keller of Newport for the subdistrict 1 seat and Aaron Rice of Neligh for the subdistrict 6 seat.