Candidates take part in forum


Candidates for Nebraska Legislative District 17 and Wayne County Commissioner District 2 took part in a Candidate Forum on Monday at the Wayne Senior Center.

Approximately 50 people were in attendance as each candidate was able to share information about themselves and what they see are duties of the office and needs of the community and state.

Mike Albrecht, Cindy Kai and Glen Meyer, candidates for the legislative seat currently held by Joni Albrecht, who is term-limited from running again for the position, spoke to the audience on their experience,

Dean Burbach, current District 2 commissioner, is being challenged for the seat by Dwaine Junck.

Following introductory remarks by each of the candidates, questions from the audience were addressed, both specific to the office and general to government.

They ranged from the top three issues facing the district to reproductive rights to qualities needed to serve the people.

Among the topics highlighting the evening was taxes.

All candidates expressed the fact that property taxes in the state are too high and how to make the tax structure in the state more equitable.

The 2024 Nebraska Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 14 with a number of precincts in Wayne County being mail-only voting.