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Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee Endorses 12 Additional Candidates for Election to the Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC) has announced additional 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 several candidates seeking 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 election to the Legislature:

  • District 6 – Christian Mirch of Omaha
  • District 8 – Marilyn Arant Asher of Omaha
  • District 10 – Lou Ann Goding of Omaha
  • District 14 – John Arch of LaVista
  • District 18 – Christy Armendariz of Omaha
  • District 20 – Stu Dornan of Omaha
  • District 24 – Dr. Patrick Hotovy of York and Jana Hughes of Seward
  • District 26 – Russ Barger of Lincoln
  • District 31 – Kathleen Kauth of Omaha
  • District 40 – Barry DeKay of Niobrara
  • District 46 – James Michael Bowers of Lincoln

NEFB-PAC earlier endorsed candidates seeking election to the Legislature:

  • District 2 – Robert Clements of Elmwood
  • District 4 – Brad von Gillern of Omaha
  • District 12 – Merv Riepe of Omaha
  • 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 34 – Loren Lippincott of Central City
  • District 36 – Rick Holdcroft of Bellevue
  • District 38 – Dave Murman of Glenvil
  • 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. It is critical rural and urban interests work together for the betterment of Nebraska. Having people who understand that connection and are willing to work together is important to all of us,” 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

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