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Third candidate running for Grand Island Mayor

Three candidates are now in the running for Grand Island Mayor.
Three candidates are now in the running for Grand Island Mayor.(ksnb)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 11:43 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - There are now three people running for Grand Island Mayor leading to the May primary election.

In addition to incumbent Mayor Roger Steele and Grand Island businesswoman Julie Wright, Navy veteran Doug Brown filed this week for the office.

Brown spent 20 years in active Navy duty and is now Operations Security Manager at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport near Grand Island. Brown told Local4 that if elected, he would try to hire more police officers and find ways to attract more workers to the Grand Island community.

Several other incumbents and challengers have recently filed for office for the upcoming primary election:

  • Incumbents Butch Hurst, Scott Sorenson and Jane Jeffries Richardson have each filed for re-election to their seats on the Hall County Board of Commissioners
  • Incumbent Jason Conley and Challenger Joel Holling have filed for the Ward 3 seat on the Grand Island city council
  • Incumbent Dan Brosz and challenger John Pedrosa have filed for the Ward A seat on the Grand Island school board
  • Incumbent Carlos Barcenas and challenger Katherine Mauldin filed for the Ward C seat on the GI school board
  • Incumbent Dan Leiser filed for his seat on the Grand Island Northwest school board
  • Incumbents Ivan Klein, Timothy Higgins, Sherry Morrow and Myron Kouba have all filed to keep their seats on the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners
  • Incumbent Randy Buschkoetter filed for his seat on the Kearney city council
  • Incumbents Wendy Kreis and Drew Blessing and challenger Nathan Leach have filed for seats on the Kearney school board

The filing deadlines for the Nebraska primary election are Feb. 15 for incumbents and Mar. 1 for non-incumbents. The Nebraska primary election is May 10.

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