While much of the media focus this year has been on potential candidates running for governor and U.S. Senate in Nebraska, a priority for Nebraska Farm Bureau has been working with local Farm Bureau members, elected leaders and opinion leaders in legislative districts to find agriculture-friendly candidates to run for legislature.
A total of 24 (even-numbered districts) seats are up for election in 2014, with 17 of the seats being “open seats” with no incumbent running due to term limits. Thus, next year’s elections will no doubt set the tone on many issues impacting Nebraska agriculture debated in the Legislature for many years to come. Many of the open seats are in rural areas.
If you are interested in learning more about candidates running in your district, or have ideas for potential candidates, please contact Jessica Kolterman at email@example.com