Legislature - District 2

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • Candidates for Cass County seat in Nebraska Legislature focus on property taxes (Aug. 11, 2018)
  • Candidates


    Rob Clements

    Incumbent

    Executive vice president, American Exchange Bank in Elmwood

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    Age67
    PartyRepublican
    HomeElmwood
    Public offices heldNebraska state senator, District 2, February 2017 to present
    EducationBachelor's degree, mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    FamilyMarried, five children
    FaithEvangelical Christian, attends Victory Church in Omaha
    Key issueSince being appointed to the Legislature by Gov. Ricketts, I have been serving on the Appropriations Committee. I have put my business background to work -- playing a central role in balancing Nebraska's budget without raising taxes, limiting state spending, and protecting the property tax credit relief fund. Property tax relief is my top priority. I will continue to fight for property tax relief and a quality education for all of our kids and grandkids. As a longtime small business owner, I know what it takes to support vibrant local economies, restrain the growth of government and defend Nebraskans' shared values.

    Susan Lorence

    Lead process analyst in the telecommunications industry

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    Age62
    PartyDemocratic
    HomePlattsmouth
    Public offices heldNone
    EducationBachelor's degree in psychology, University of Denver
    FamilyMarried, one daughter
    FaithUnited Methodist, attends St. James United Methodist Church in Bellevue
    Key issueIn my discussions with Legislative District 2 residents, a big concern I hear is the high property taxes that are not seriously addressed year after year. We must take real steps to broaden the tax base to provide tangible property tax relief for Nebraskans. We must also support a strong public education system for our children to give them the critical skills to succeed and solve the challenges of tomorrow, because they are the ones who will carry our state into the future. We can and must do both; it is not a trade-off. I will focus on working together to implement changes that will contribute to the long-term growth and economic prosperity of our state.

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    Voter info

    Three ways to register

    » Online at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.

    » Print out an application (Here's the form) and take it to your local election commission (Here’s a list)

    » Register in person at an election commission office, the DMV, or in Douglas County, any of Omaha’s 12 library branches.

    Registration questions

    Visit www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov to check whether you’re registered to vote and find your polling place. If you think you should be able to vote at a polling place but there’s a problem with the registration, request to fill out a provisional ballot. The election commission will collect them and then has a week to verify whether you are eligible to vote.

    To see a sample ballot

    See a sample ballot from the Nebraska Secretary of State website here.

    To find your district

    Visit votercheck.necvr.ne.gov and look up your registration info or polling place to find a list of the political districts you live in.

    Important dates

    Oct. 1: First day for early voting ballots to be mailed.
    Oct. 9: First day to vote early in person at election commission office.
    Oct. 19: Deadline to register to vote online, by mail, at agencies, at the DMV office, by deputy registrar or by registration form that’s delivered to the election office by someone other than the person registering
    Oct. 26: Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6 p.m. Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed to a specific address, 6 p.m. Deadline for write-in candidates to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
    Nov. 5: Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office, 5 p.m. (Sarpy County office closes at 4:45 p.m.)
    Nov. 6: Election Day! Polls open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 7 p.m.: Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot. 8 p.m.: Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office or drop box location
    Nov. 13: Deadline for verification of provisional ballots

    Here are the Douglas County drop box locations, opening in early October:

    City/County Building (1819 Farnam St.)
    South Omaha Branch Library (2808 Q St.)
    Washington Branch Library (2868 Ames Ave.)
    Ralston Police Department (7400 Main St., Ralston)
    Abrahams Branch Library (5111 N. 90th St.)
    Douglas County Election Commission (225 N. 115th St.)
    Drive-up location (115th and Davenport Streets, on median)
    Douglas County Engineer's Office (15505 West Maple Road)
    Millard Public Schools Foundation (5225 S. 159th Ave.)
    Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Library (2100 Reading Plaza)

    To contact your election commission

    Douglas County Election Commission: www.votedouglascounty.com; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154

    Sarpy County Election Commission: www.sarpy.com/election; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046