Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Incumbents, challengers file

Election deadlines drawing nearer.

With the first election deadline less than three weeks away, a few more people have thrown their hats in the ring.

Incumbents must file by Feb. 15 while challengers have until March 1.


Mayor Joyce Hudson will seek another term as will Nate Wyatt, a member of the District 20 school board.

The seats of school board members Scott France and Pat Hecox are also open.

Brent Block has decided he wants another term on the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital board.

Another GMH board incumbent, Larry Gill, filed earlier. Those are the only two seats open on the board.

For the lone seat open on the Gothenburg Airport Authority, Craig Bartruff filed for re-election earlier.


In the race for county sheriff, incumbent Gary Reiber will be challenged by Paul Schwarz of Cozad.

Both are Republicans.

The following county incumbents, who are also all Republican, earlier announced their intent to run.

Assessor—John Phillip Moore.

Attorney—Elizabeth Waterman

Clerk—Karla Zlatovsky

County commissioner District 2—Bill Stewart

County commissioner District 3—Bill Brecks

District court clerk—Sherry Warner

Register of deeds—Ruth Meyer

Sheriff—Gary Reiber

Surveyor—Jacob Ripp

Treasurer—Sharon Wood


District 36 state senator—John Wightman

The primary election is May 11 followed by the general election Nov. 2.