BEATRICE – The 30th District State Legislative race officially has a candidate, with a filing for the 2018 election, by Joe Murray.
He formally entered the race on Tuesday, seeking the seat that will be vacated by Senator Roy Baker. Dr. Baker announced last year he would not seek a second term in the legislature.
Murray says since announcing his intentions to run last September, he’s been working to know community and business leaders and voters within the 30th District. Murray has attended several local governmental meetings. He said he has already knocked on the doors of more than 1,900 voters in Beatrice, alone.
The Supervising Auditor for Horizon Inventory Specialists says the key issues among voters are property tax relief, legislation to promote economic development, ensuring local control of high quality education and continued operation of the Beatrice State Developmental Center.
Murray, a Republican, is a former owner of a small cow-calf operation and a horse trainer. He and his wife Sharon, have twin sons, Ryan and Joseph.
The Nebraska Legislature is officially non-partisan. The 30th District consists of all of Gage County, and areas of southeastern Lancaster County.