BEATRICE – It’s down to two weeks of campaigning for three men seeking to replace State Senator Dr. Roy Baker, in the 30th District Nebraska Legislative position.
Farmer and Gage County Board Chairman, Myron Dorn, of Adams…..Firth Businessman Joe Murray and Wymore Farmer and Resource conservationist Don Schuller are competing for two spots that will advance to the November General Election. Dr. Roy Baker decided not to seek a second term in the Legislature.
The candidates met earlier in a forum put on by the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce. Myron Dorn pledged to be respectful of varying opinions.
:21 “want to be treated”
This year, the Nebraska Legislature struggled with the issue of tax relief. Candidate Joe Murray says the state must improve its’ tax climate.
:16 “honest with you”
Candidate Don Schuller early in the campaign cited the property tax burden as the key issue for most Nebraskans.
:19 “can grow”
One of the questions tackled by the candidates dealt with gun rights and safety. All three said they support the Second Amendment and right to bear arms. Schuller feels there are steps that can be taken to ease public safety concern.
:09 “the gun issue”
Dorn said reasonable waiting periods and better education regarding firearms might help address some concerns.
:18 “a permit”
Murray said he supports gun rights and the National Rifle Association.
:16 “in our schools”
Repeated incidents involving mass shootings at schools and businesses have raised the interest level and participation of the public on the issue of gun rights and possible restrictions.