VOTER’S GUIDE: State Legislature

The Nebraska Primary Election is May 10.
The Nebraska Primary Election is May 10.(10/11 NOW)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Twenty-four of the Nebraska Legislature’s 49 senate seats will appear on the ballot this November.

There are six legislative districts that include a portion of Lancaster County, but only three of those districts feature more than two candidates running in the non-partisan primary. The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the general election.

In District 2, which includes east Lincoln, four candidates are vying for two spots in the primary election. Incumbent Robert Clements is matched up against Sarah Slattery, Janet Chung and Schuyler Windham.

District 26, encompassing a section of east central Lincoln, features a primary battle between George Dungan III, Bob Van Valkenburg, Russ Barger and Larry Weixelman. Incumbent Matt Hansen is running for Lancaster County Clerk.

Lincoln council member, James Michael Bowers, is running for a Sen. Adam Morfeld’s seat in District 46. Morfeld is running for Lancaster County Attorney. District 46 includes areas of north and northeast Lincoln. James Herrold will also appear on the primary ballot, along with former State Senator Danielle Conrad. Conrad was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006 and 2010. State Senators are term-limited after serving two consecutive terms, after which they must wait four years before running again.

We sent questionnaires to candidates for State Legislature serving Lancaster County. Responses from candidates are posted verbatim and not edited for spelling, grammar, or content. Click on each candidate’s name for their responses.

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