Early Filings For Elected Positions

Cass county candidates. Several positions will be on the ballot in next year’s election cycle. There are already two candidates who have paid their fees to run for Cass County commissioner.

Early filings could be made up until last Friday but now filings cannot be accepted again until December 1st, that’s under a new Nebraska law that just went into effect. Those filing for the higher offices tend to wait until after the first of the year anyway so that two years of accountability and disclosure statements do not have to be submitted.

The four-year terms for the courthouse offices and two commissioner seats were decided in 2010, but there are three Cass County Commissioner races that are on the ballot in 2012. The seats up for election are in District 1 (incumbent John Baroni - Democrat), District 4 (Dave Nielsen - Democrat) and District 5 (Ron Nolte - Republican).

Half the city council in Plattsmouth comes up for election every two years. The seats on the 2012 ballot are currently occupied by Steve Riese (Ward 1), Terry D. Tilson (Ward 2), Art Tesarek (Ward 3) and Terry Kerns (Ward 4).

The mayor (Alan Mueller) and two at-large city council seats (Randy Jensen and Roger Behrns) are up for election in Louisville.

Two at-large council seats in Weeping Water (Ray Frew, Robert McCaulley) will also be decided next year.

Two village board seats will be on the ballot in Alvo, Avoca, Cedar Creek, Elmwood, Greenwood, Murray, Nehawka and South Bend. Three trustees will be chosen in Eagle, Greenwood, Manley, Murdock and Union.

Each school district in Cass County will also have some board of education seats up for election.

All offices mentioned above have four-year terms.

There are also two at-large six-year terms on the ballot for Plattsmouth Airport Authority next year.

---Nielsen has announced he is not running for re-election for county commissioner. There has been one filing for his seat so far. Dan Henry of Louisville is a Republican candidate in District 4.

---John Warsing of Plattsmouth has filed for the Republican nomination for District 1 commissioner. Baroni says he is leaning toward filing for re-election.

---Nolte has indicated to Cassgram that he intends to file for re-election.

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