BEATRICE – Gage County Board Chairman Myron Dorn has won a seat in the Nebraska Legislature, defeating Don Schuller of rural Wymore in a back-and-forth battle for the 30th District seat vacated by the retirement of Senator Roy Baker.
Unofficially Dorn defeated Schuller by a total of 7,864 to 6,971…a six-percent margin. The race included voters in all of Gage County and the southern area of Lancaster County.
Dorn said he was amazed at the overall interest in the race.
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Voter turnout in Gage County was over 59% for the election. Dorn said the legislative race was a very competitive one.
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Schuller said he doesn’t know what he could have done differently to close the gap. He said money makes a difference, and his campaign was conservative in its approach. He said his campaign had good volunteer support.
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Schuller doesn’t rule out another try at public office in the future. Both candidates emphasized the need to address the property tax burden in Nebraska, as a key issue in the race.
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Both candidates emphasized the need to address the property tax burden in Nebraska, as a key issue in the race.
In the 32nd District State Legislative race, the incumbent was defeated. Tom Brandt of Plymouth cruised to a victory over Laura Ebke of Crete….by an unofficial vote count of 5,573 to 4,155….a victory margin of nearly 15 percent.