The first candidate for the seat of term-limited Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood has emerged. Former Norfolk Mayor Jim Scheer announced Wednesday morning his intentions to run for the District 19 seat in the November general election. Scheer is currently president of the Nebraska Board of Education. He's also previously served two terms on the Norfolk School Board and was mayor of Norfolk from 1984-to 1986.
Scheer says he wants to run for the state Unicameral to help revitalize rural areas. "The problems they have in Newman Grove are the same as they have in Meadow Grove or in Battle Creek or Madison to a certain extent. It's survival. It's trying to keep people there and keep people employed," said Scheer.
Nebraska's 19th District includes all of Madison County and the Woodland Park-area of Stanton County.
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