Filing deadline for incumbents drawing near
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.