Local resident files for seat on city council
With one week left for incumbent office holders to file for re-election, a non-incumbent has indicated his desire to run for an east-ward Gothenburg City Council seat.
Duane Oliver is running for the position that is now held by Gary Fritch.
Fritch was appointed mid-term to fill out Jim Aden’s four-year term which is up the end of this year.
A west-ward seat, occupied by Jeff Kennedy, is also open. No one has yet filed for the position.
Incumbents must file by Feb. 15, by 5 p.m., while challengers face a March 1 deadline.
Other candidates who have announced plans to run for offices include:
District 20 school board—Candidate Jeremy Sitorius and incumbents Amber Burge and Lisa Geiken.
Gothenburg Memorial Hospital board—No one has yet filed for three positions open.
Gothenburg Airport Authority—Dave Collins. Collins was appointed in 2010 to fill the remainder of a six-year term.
Another position is also open on the airport authority board in which candidates are elected during the general election on Nov. 6.
Dawson County Commission—Dean Kugler of Gothenburg, P.J. Jacobsen of Cozad and Butch Hagan of Lexington, all who filed on the Republican ticket.
May 15 is the Nebraska primary.