All three village board races contested

For the first time in at least half a century, the three village boards in Perkins County all have contested races. 

With deadlines now passed, candidates have been determined for the general election on Nov. 6. 

Five candidates are running for Elsie’s two open seats, three are running for Madrid’s two seats and four are running for Venango’s three seats. They include:

• Elsie Village Board—Doug Curtis, incumbent; Kevin Kugler, Lynn Cook, Charles D. Kramer and Amanda Condon. 

• Madrid Village Board— Kristy Ogg, incumbent; Kevin Klahn and Jennifer Baumgartner.

• Venango Village Board—Josh Clark, Troy Grothman, incumbent; Dennis Ekdahl, incumbent; and Christina Farnsworth.

City, County and School

Other local contested races for the general election include Grant mayoral and council races and the school board. Candidates for these races include:

• Grant City Mayor-—Lisa Schmitt and Bryce Anderson.

• Grant City Council (2)—Andrea Brueggeman, incumbent; Darrell Pierce, incumbent; Chase Sauder and Edward Dunn.

• Perkins County Schools (3)—Amy Kroeker, incumbent; Ryan Hendricks, incumbent; Adair Reese, Angela Gloy, Chris Fryzek.

Uncontested races for the county include:

• County Commissioner District No. 2—Ron Hagan, Republican.

• County Assessor— Peggy Burton, Republican incumbent.

• County Attorney—Richard Roberts, Republican incumbent.

• County Commissioner District No. 3—Steven Tucker, Republican incumbent.  

• County Clerk—Rita Long, Republican incumbent. 

• County Sheriff—James Brueggeman, Republican incumbent. 

• County Treasurer—Julie Sestak, Republican incumbent


State filings include:

• Legislature, District 44—Dan Hughes, Venango, incumbent; Stephanie Malcolm, Palisade.

• URNRD Board, Subdistrict 4—Jason Kunkel, Lamar, incumbent.

• URNRD Board, Subdistrict 8—none.

• URNRD Board, Subdistrict 10—Jay L. Lee, Madrid.

• URNRD Board, At Large—Brock Stromberger, Champion; Duane Dinnel, Wauneta. 

• NPPD Board, Subdistrict 5—Thomas Hoff, Broken Bow, incumbent; Charlie Kennedy, Scottsbluff.

• MPCC Board, District 2—Pam Abbott, Ogallala.

• ESU No. 16 Board, District 9—Jamie Picquet, Grant.

• ESU No. 16 Board, District 11—none.


Those wanting to run may still file for office by petition by Sept. 4 or file a notarized affidavit as a write-in candidate by Oct. 26. 

Voters wishing to cast a ballot by mail can now submit their request to County Election Official Rita Long. Early voting ballots will be mailed to registrants who have made a request starting on Monday, Oct. 1.

 The last day to register to vote is Friday, Oct. 26.

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