Ready – Set – Campaign!

Cornhusker Boys’ State was in total campaign mode today in advance of the primary election held this afternoon.  Delegates all start with the limited resources of white paper, black/red crayons, and masking tape.  Signs, slogans, and countless handshakes  were central to these creative campaigns.

Primary Election Results – 2017

Lieutenant Governor

  • National- Kevin Downs
  • Federal- Peter Owens

Secretary of State

  • National- Jose Vazquez
  • Federal- Victor Zamora

State Treasurer

  • National- Kaleb Kindler
  • Federal- Thomas Otte

State Auditor

  • National- Nathan Weidner
  • Federal- Pierce Leef

Attorney General

  • National- Isaac Buitron
  • Federal- Alexander Fairchild-Flynn

Public Service Commissioner

  • National- Jared Baumert
  • National- Isaac Stallbaumer
  • National- Jacob French
  • National- Paxton Myers
  • National- Garrett Savick
  • Federal- Alex Hagerbaumer
  • Federal- Alexander Porter
  • Federal- Joshua Trede
  • Federal- Anthony Beavers
  • Federal- Maverick Pilakowski


Washington County

County Sheriff

  • National – Hayten Nelson
  • Federal – Philip Turner

County Attorney

  • National – Kade Bose
  • Federal – Caleb Goosey

County Clerk

  • National – Travis Doerr
  • Federal –

Clerk of the District Court

County Treasurer

  • National – Brett Petersen
  • Federal – Korbin Kudera


Members of the State Board of Education

  • Jacob Polk
  • Chase Streeter
  • Nick Burger

County Judge

  • Justin Lange

Public Defender

  • Ryker Hoy

Lincoln County

County Sheriff

  • National- Dylan Wieneke
  • Federal- Seth Dasher

County Attorney

  • National – Joseph Maus
  • Federal- Tanner Rowe

County Clerk

  • National- Noah Anderson
  • Federal- Logan Newman

Clerk of the District Court

  • National- Jaden Himmelberg
  • National-
  • Federal- Ronad C. Sisson
  • Federal- Benjamin Clark

County Treasurer

  • National- William Turner
  • Federal- Peter Greff


Members of the State Board of Education

  • Zane Goldfish
  • Bradyh Brockhaus
  • Shayden Neptune

County Judge

  • Jacob Tracy

Public Defender

  • AdeDamola Akinnigbagbe

Fun and Friendship

The purpose for Boys’ State is to educate, inspire, teach and train today’s youth in Nebraska’s government.  There is also plenty of time for camaraderie and fun!  Town’s spend their downtime in different ways. Games, conversation and more. Alamo is enjoying some time with friends while Valley Forge found their center with a group mindfulness/meditation exercise.

Final preparations underway for 77th CBS.

The 77th annual session of The American Legion Cornhusker Boys’ State program begins Sunday, 4 June 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

A time-honored tradition, Cornhusker Boys’ State is a premier leadership experience and proven training ground for numerous local, state and national leaders.  From politics to sports and journalism to music, Boys’ State is an immersive 360 degree experience.  Its purpose is to teach today’s youth a practical lesson in advanced citizenship.

Nearly 400 high school juniors from every corner of Nebraska will make the journey to the state capitol.  In Lincoln, everyone begins on equal ground in unfamiliar territory.  Dedicated counselors will lead eight “towns” of about 50 delegates to grow in spirit and in unity.  Quickly the tide will turn from individual introductions to collective synergy.  Opportunities are everywhere and each Boys’ State delegate may choose to contribute in some way for the benefit of all.

Delegates will participate and compete in a comprehensive simulation of local and state government.  Many will hold sessions in grand settings at the state capitol.  Daily recreation and activity times provide additional opportunity for fellowship and a chance to further experience a flagship university campus.  Speakers for this year’s session will include top elected officials, motivational speakers, coaches, and more.

Lifelong friendships will form, ideas will be shared, and personal growth will occur.  Delegates should prepare for a week to shape a lifetime.

Be sure to visit and follow CBS on Twitter @huskerboysstate for updates during the week!

Twins Share Boys’ State Experience

Twins Marshall and Michael Gibbens of Sargent, NE have many things in common!  A new addition to that list is Cornhusker Boys’ State.  That said, Michael holds bragging rights as his town, Belleau Wood, won the coveted Outstanding Town award.  The duo were the 3rd and 4th Gibbens brother to attend the week long government simulation and leadership experience.