LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC) has announced its slate of endorsements for candidates seeking election to the Nebraska Legislature. The NEFB-PAC endorsements are based on the candidate’s positions on agriculture and rural issues and recommendations from district evaluation committees made up of farmer and rancher members.
“We are pleased to announce our support for a number of candidates seeking both election and re-election to serve in the Nebraska Legislature. Given the important role farmers and ranchers play in helping produce our food and the prominent role agriculture plays in supporting our state’s broader economy, it’s important we elect leaders who have an appreciation for and understanding of both,” said Sherry Vinton of Whitman, chair of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.
NEFB-PAC endorsed candidates seeking re-election to the Legislature:
- District 2 – Robert Clements of Elmwood
- District 16 – Ben Hansen of Blair
- District 22 – Mike Moser of Columbus
- District 30 – Myron Dorn of Adams
- District 32 – Tom Brandt of Plymouth
- District 38 – Dave Murman of Glenvil
NEFB-PAC endorsed candidates seeking election to the Legislature in open races:
- District 4 – Brad von Gillern of Omaha
- District 12 – Merv Riepe of Omaha
- District 34 – Loren Lippincott of Central City
- District 36 – Rick Holdcroft of Bellevue
- District 40 – Mark Patefield of Laurel
- District 44 – Teresa Ibach of Sumner
- District 48 – Brian Hardin of Gering and Don Lease II of Bridgeport
“We look forward to supporting this slate of candidates in their election efforts. They all bring unique leadership styles and will work to balance Nebraska’s property tax burden, expand rural broadband, and grow rural economic development. Those running for re-election have a proven track record and have made valuable and positive contributions in the Legislature. We believe those seeking office in open races possess similar abilities to lead our state moving forward,” said Vinton.
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 www.nefb.org.