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Former President Barrack Obama famously said shortly after his first inauguration that “Elections have consequences”. That was true back in 2009 and it is certainly true today. Although we are not voting for a United States President this election cycle, a lot of important races will be held next Tuesday, May 10th. These will have important consequences on the national, state and local scene.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave the past few months, you’re well aware of the flood of advertisements and mailings supporting (or opposing) one of a number of campaigns. The primary election for governor has been especially contentious and has received most of the attention, but Nebraskans will also be voting for individuals representing the:
• U.S. House of Representatives;
• Public Service Commissioner;
• University of Nebraska Board of Regents;
• State Board of Education;
• State Legislature;
• State Treasurer;
• Auditor of Public Accounts;
• Secretary of State; and
• Attorney General.
Also, we can’t forget about the races for mayor, county commissioner, sheriff, local school board, NRD, city council and other offices. Many of these candidates will advance to the General Election next November 8th while others will be eliminated.
As a citizen, it is important to take a very close look at all of the candidates and learn where they stand on a variety of issues. Some of the major issues you may wish to consider include:
• The Economy – which candidate’s experience and policies would help the state or community to prosper? What has been their experience with job creation and lowering the unemployment rate?
• Agriculture – this is a key issue for our state and district. Which candidate has supported agricultural interests?
• Sanctity of Human Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom – for many citizens, these are fundamental and critical issues and you should examine the candidate’s position on these issues.
• Taxes – What is the candidate’s experience and position with regard to lowering or raising taxes?
• Education – Where do the candidates stand on school choice, critical race theory, comprehensive sex education standards and local control?
Upon examining these issues (and others) you will need to decide which candidates are best not only for you; but also, for your family, your community and the state.
I urge all of the citizens of District 38 to vote. This is not only a civic duty but also a privilege that we have in this free country.
I welcome any comments, questions, or ideas you may have on this or any other issue. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or call my office at 402-471-2732.
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