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County Farm Bureaus to Host District 40 Candidate Forum

LINCOLN, NEB. – Those interested in learning more about the candidates running for the District 40 seat in the Nebraska Legislature are invited to participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the Antelope, Cedar, Dixon, Holt, Knox, and Pierce County Farm Bureaus.

The candidate forum will be held:

Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. (CST) at Mary’s Restaurant, 108 S. West Street, Plainview, NE 68769.

The forum will provide an opportunity for the public to meet and ask questions of the candidates who are seeking to represent the district in the Nebraska Legislature. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open 30 minutes before the forum begins to enable attendees the opportunity to meet the candidates and submit written questions for consideration at the forum. The forum will last 90 minutes.

All of the filed candidates seeking to represent District 40 have been invited to participate, including Barry Dekay of Niobrara, Robert Johnston of Clearwater, Keith Kube of Crofton, and Mark Patefield of Laurel.

Legislative District 40 encompasses all of Antelope, Cedar, Holt, Knox Counties, and portions of Dixon and Pierce Counties. The seat is currently held by Sen. Tim Gragert, who is not seeking re-election.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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