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Meyer Files for Re-Election; Incumbent Deadline Three Weeks Away

Meyer Files for Re-Election; Incumbent Deadline Three Weeks Away
(Miller/KNEB/RRN)

Just three weeks remaining in the period for incumbents to file for local offices, and those filings are slowly trickling in to the Scotts Bluff County Clerk’s office.

County Board District IV representative and chairman Ken Meyer the first to fill out paperwork for that panel.

Meyer tells Rural Radio News one of the reasons he’s seeking another term is that the current board lineup works well together, including the newest members who bring their own energy and ideas to the panel. “It makes it really easy to work with individuals who have a vision, and great ideas,” says Meyer. “We don’t always have 5-0 votes, which is great. They have ideas of their own and we work so well together. I’m just very, very pleased with the board we have right now.”

Meyer also says there are several projects he wants to see through, including helping the Roads Department in their drive to improve gravel and paved county roads, as well as at the county Detention Center, which he says has improved immensely under the stewardship of Sheriff Mark Overman.

The deadline for incumbents to file for office is Feb. 18, while non-incumbents have until March 2 to submit paperwork to run for office. Other candidates who have filed for office as of Jan. 27, 2020:

Gering City Council Ward II            Michael J. Gillen
Gering City Council Ward III           Ben Backus
Gering School Board                            Richard “Brent” Holiday
Scottsbluff City Council                     Jordan Colwell
Scottsbluff City Council                     Raymond Gonzales
Scottsbluff City Council                     Robert A. Franco
Scottsbluff School Board                   Robert B. Kinsey
Scottsbluff School Board                   Paul W. Snyder
Mitchell City Council                           Angela M. “Angie” Preston
Mitchell School Board                         Brad L. Helgerson
Mitchell School Board                         Dustan V. Keener
Mitchell School Board                         Paul J. Pieper
Minatare City Council                        Jonathan E. Grumbles

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