Legislature - District 30

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • Candidates for Gage County seat in Legislature would take similar tack on property taxes (Sept. 29, 2018)
  • Candidates


    Myron Dorn

    Full-time farmer

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    Age63
    PartyRepublican
    HomeAdams
    Public offices heldGage County Board, 2011-present
    EducationUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, bachelor's degree in animal science
    FamilyMarried, 2 children
    FaithLutheran, American Lutheran Church in Adams
    Key issueMy top priority is property tax relief. This can be done by controlling spending and shifting taxes, not increasing taxes. Property owners have had a tremendous tax increase over the last ten years. The state needs to look at current sale tax exemptions, current personal property tax exemptions and other funding appropriations. The state senators need to make property tax relief their main priority. They need to have lengthy discussions about where all the state funding is going, included in that is state funding to education.

    Don Schuller

    Farmer, owner Schuller Conservation

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    Age62
    PartyDemocratic
    HomeWymore
    Public offices heldWymore Rural Fire Board
    EducationDiploma, Southern High School (Wymore), college courses through University of Nebraska, Southeast Community College
    FamilyMarried, 3 step-daughters, 1 son
    FaithCatholic, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wymore
    Key issueMy number one is property tax relief. As chair of the Gage County Property Tax Organization, I've never been afraid to speak up on this issue. You can expect the same from me if elected to the Legislature. I believe the Legislature needs to take a more active role in finding new sources of revenue and growing our tax base. We need to invest in the things that make Nebraska a great place to live - our fantastic schools, unmatched quality of life and low cost of living. That's how we encourage people to stay here and raise their families.

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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