NEFB Endorsed Candidates Advance Through Primary Election

Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) had a successful Election Day. Thirteen of our 14 endorsed candidates advanced to the general election. The statewide voter turnout was 27 percent which was lower than the 35 percent anticipated turnout by the Secretary of State.  

All five of Nebraska’s congressional delegations won their primary by a double-digit margin. Nebraska Farm Bureau endorsed Deb Fischer, Pete Ricketts, Mike Flood, Don Bacon, and Adrian Smith earlier this year based on their understanding of agriculture and record of delivery for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families. 

In key races for the Nebraska Legislature, eight of the nine endorsed candidates advanced to the general election. Only Paul Hamelink in Legislative District (LD) 33 did not make the top two. Those endorsed by NEFB and advancing in the race are Dennis Schaardt (LD1), Roxie Kracl (LD15), Mike Albrecht (LD17), Glen Meyer (LD17), Dennis Fujan (LD23), Stan Clouse (LD37), Tanya Storer (LD43), and Paul Strommen (LD47). Endorsements made by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC) 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. 

“The 2024 primary results indicate strong support for candidates and measures that prioritize the needs of Nebraska agriculture. Nebraska Farm Bureau remains committed to working with candidates to ensure the continued prosperity of agriculture in our state. As we move towards the general election, we will continue to advocate for policies that benefit our members and the broader agricultural sector,” said Jay Ferris, NEFB director of political engagement.  

For more detailed results please visit the Secretary of State’s election results web site

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