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NU Regent Paul Kenney officially files for re-election

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 10:51 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 8:24 PM CST
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AMHERST, Neb. (Press Release) - Republican University of Nebraska Regent Paul Kenney officially filed his candidacy for re-election to the Board of Regents District 6 on Wednesday. Kenney was first elected in 2016 and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board after serving as Vice Chairman in 2020.

“I am thrilled to officially file for re-election to the Board of Regents,” Kenney said. “I am honored to have been able to serve the people of District 6 during my first term and look forward to continuing to be a voice for hardworking Nebraskans on the Board of Regents.”

Kenney officially files with the backing of Governor Pete Ricketts. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, and U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith.

Paul Kenney is an agri-businessman, farmer and rancher from the Amherst, Nebraska area. In 1982, he earned his degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Kenney’s farming operation is a homesteaded farm that has been passed down throughout his family for over 100 years. He has previously served as Chairman of KAAPA Ethanol, Chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Board and as a member of Governor Pete Ricketts’ Agricultural Advisory Committee.

Kenney has also served on the Amherst Public School Board for 16 years, formally served as President of the Kearney Area Ag Producers Alliance, a member of the UNL Ag Alumni Board, an Amherst Volunteer Fireman and as a board member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. Paul and Angie Kenney have four married sons and nine grandchildren.

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