Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Kimball Hall

On Friday morning, gubernatorial candidates Carrick Perlinger and Brent Comstock debated in Kimball Hall, just an hour before the gubernatorial general election. Each candidate voiced their opinion on the various issues facing our state, including the Keystone XL Pipeline, agriculture, marijuana usage, caffeine-related illness, and personal views in politics, among others. Check back later today for the results of this election!

Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off in Town Hall Debate

On Thursday evening, gubernatorial candidates Carrick Perlinger and Brent Comstock squared off in their first of two debates before the general election for Cornhusker Boys’ State Governor. This debate was in a town hall format, with 2-5 delegates from each town in attendance asking questions. Both delegates seemed to have a great grasp on the issues facing our state, which will make for a very interesting debate tomorrow morning.

Cornhusker Boys’ State Delegates Elected to State and County Offices

Results from this morning’s election are in! Here is who you elected, Cornhusker Boys’ State:

State Office
Lieutenant Governor: Henry Hawbaker
Secretary of State: Charles Bogatz
State Treasurer: Seamus Koch
State Auditor: Phillip J. Sweet
Attorney General: Colton Steer
Public Service Commissioners:

Sam Behrends
Jacob Kuntz
Riley Lambrecht
David Mueller
Nolan Schroeder

Washington County Office
County Sheriff: Lyle Kwiatkowski
County Attorney: Jack Thompson
County Clerk: Cole Lambrecht
Clerks of the District Court:

Kenneth Brandl
Michael T. Lucas

County Treasurer: Clayton Schmitt
State Board of Education Representatives:

Zachary Duffy
Kyle Kumpf
Cody Richards

County Judge: Mitch Kampschnieder
County Superintendent of Public Instruction: Ryan Burdine
Public Defender: Ethan Haussermann

Lincoln County Office
County Sheriff: Sage Gideon
County Attorney: Taylor Nielson
County Clerk: Jacob Bliss
Clerks of the District Court:

Brett Finke
Nicholas Flamme

County Treasurer: Trent Richardson
State Board of Education Representatives:

Jared Ahmann
Cody Engelman
Connor Zimmer

County Judge: Anthony E. Weber
County Superintendent of Public Instruction: Luke Johnson
Public Defender: Jordan Cox

Speaker of the Legislature Addresses Delegates

Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature Mike Flood addressed Cornhusker Boys’ State delegates on Thursday evening to give them a practical framework and knowledge of how Nebraska’s unicameral legislature works. Senator Flood explained how there are forty-nine Senators in the Nebraska Legislature representing forty-nine districts in Nebraska, each consisting of approximately 37,000 people. He went on to discuss the workings of the legislature. In odd years, legislators spend 90 days in the legislature, and in even years, 60 days. To pass legislation in the Unicameral, twenty-five votes are needed, and thirty are required to overturn a Governor’s veto. As speaker, Flood is responsible for enforcing rules and ensuring that proper procedure is followed. After discussing this infrastructure, Flood went on to briefly address some of the recent issues considered by the State Legislature, including the budget, the death penalty, and the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Cornhusker Boys’ State was pleased to welcome Cornhusker Boys’ State Alumnus Mike Flood to this session.