BEATRICE – A candidate for the 30th District State Legislative seat is taking issue with campaign advertising painting him as someone who voted for his own pay raise and was late paying property taxes.
Myron Dorn, of Adams, used the Beatrice City Council’s public forum section of their agenda Monday night to take issue with the campaign broadcast ads. Dorn says the advertising makes false claims related to his service on the Gage County Board, where he has served as chairman.
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Dorn says he was involved in an increase in pay for the county board his second term….of two-percent, each of the next four years. This year, the board also set salaries for the next term, but Dorn will no longer be on the board.
Dorn also challenges an advertising claim that he’s paid his property taxes late fifteen times, and late over one hundred times on other properties he owns. Dorn said the claims are not true.
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Dorn called the campaign ads “very misleading”. Dorn is one of three candidates running for the position being vacated by the retirement of Dr. Roy Baker. The other two candidates are Joe Murray of Firth and Don Schuller, of rural Wymore.
Murray, in a campaign finance statement filed with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, lists a $5,000 contribution from Governor Pete Ricketts as one of his campaign contributors.
Recent campaign contributions were not listed for Dorn or Schuller, on the commission’s website. Individual contributions of $250 or more are required to be reported to the commission.