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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Primary Election Ballot Updated


March 14, 2018

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The deadline has passed for challengers to submit their intentions with the May 15 Primary Election and there are plenty of candidates for local offices.

The Cheyenne County Commissioner race remains at Darrell Johnson, Republican, for the Second District and Philip Sanders, Republican, for the Third District. Both are seated commissioners.

The Cheyenne County Assessor's seat will be decided in the primary with Republican Melody Keller challenging incumbent Republican Sybil Prosser.

Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub, Republican, Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh, Republican, and Cheyenne County Clerk of the District Court Debra Hume, Republican, are incumbents running unopposed. The contests will not appear on the Primary Election ballot because there is only one candidate in each contest.

Adam E. Frerichs, Republican, is the only candidate for Cheyenne County Sheriff. There is also one name for the Cheyenne County Treasurer's race, Democrat Shelley A. Bowlin.

There are no filings for the office of Cheyenne County Surveyor.

In the Sidney City Council race, voters will have to fill three seats from among four names for the four-year terms: incumbents Roger M. Gallaway and Bob Olsen, and challengers Blake Mackey and Brad Sherman. There is only one name for the two-year seat: challenger Burke Radcliffe.

The Sidney Airport Authority Board also has two seats and two candidates: incumbents Kelly M. Price and Jason Petik. The Sidney School District Board also has three open seats and three candidates.

Leyton School District No. 3 School Board has 10 candidates for the board's three open seats; two who are incumbents. Candidates filed include Anne Rexroth (challenger), Jennifer A. Powell (incumbent), Lloyd E. Searles (challenger) and Cary L. Linton (incumbent). Also running are Bobby Jo Holt, Galen Bartling, Samuel S. Schumacher, Ryan H. Borges, Katherine Rieken and Ryan S. Jenson, all challengers.

The Potter-Dix School Board election has seven candidates, two incumbents and five challengers, to fill three seats. They are challenger Linda S. Shoemaker, incumbent Mike Rotert, challenger Betsy Galloway-Carew, incumbent Chandell Oleson, challenger Bruce Juelfs, challenger Keri Rasmussen Mendoza and challenger Joseph Nicklas.

The Creek Valley School District School Board has seven candidates to fill three open seats. Candidates are challenger Vickie R. Brown, incumbent Julie A. Koenen, challenger Travis Williams, challenger Aaron Stegeman, challenger Roger Hodges, challenger Troy Isenbart and challenger Doug Mashek.

Races with only one candidate will not appear on the Primary Election ballot but will be on the General Election ballot in November. Contested seats will be reduced in the Primary to two candidates per open seat to advance to the general election. The exception is the Cheyenne County Assessor's contest. Both candidates are Republican and therefore the contest will be decided in the Primary Election.

Write-in candidates have until May 4 to file.


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