It’s a sure thing that we will see new faces in Nebraska politics later this year. That’s because the deadline for incumbents to file for re-election was Tuesday and some have decided to move on.
Of course, Governor Dave Heineman is among those who are moving on. Term limits took care of that.
However, those who will no longer hold their current seats include Attorney General Jon Bruning, State Auditor Mike Foley, and U.S. Senator Mike Johanns. None of them filed for re-election by Tuesday’s deadline. Bruning and Foley are both running for governor. Johanns had previously announced he would not run for re-election.
Non-incumbent candidates seeking any elected position have until March 3 to file.
Congressmen Lee Terry, Jeff Fortenberry, and Adrian Smith all met the deadline for re-election. As of Tuesday, Fortenberry and Smith face a challenger in the primary election, which is May 13.
For the latest list of candidates who have filed, CLICK HERE.