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

Delegates Take to the Polls!

Earlier this morning, the delegation of Cornhusker Boys’ State took to the polls again, this time to elect state and county officials and advance gubernatorial candidates to tomorrow’s general election. Results will be forthcoming, so be sure to check back soon for the results!

Political Parties Assemble to Create, Amend Party Platforms

On Tuesday morning, delegates attended their respective Nationalists and the Federalists party meetings, where they heatedly debated a number of important issues for nearly two hours. Below are the final platforms as elected by the parties.

Nationalist Party Platform:

Education

More evaluation of teachers

Pay increases based on quality of teaching AND experience

Decreasing dependency on standardized testing

Concentrating more on actual learning

Agriculture

Less government limitations

Support and encourage small farms

Energy

Use and research of alternative energy sources

Propane

Hydroelectric

Wind

Solar

Natural gas

Nuclear energy

Ethanol

Tax cuts for those who use alternative energy

Keystone Pipeline

Pro-Pipeline

Alcohol Consumption Limitations

18 years of age with restrictions

Promote moderation through educational programs

Welfare

Mandatory drug tests

Limitations on what you can buy with government aid

 Federalist Party Platform:

We are for the expansion of agriculture in Nebraska.

We are for the increased efficiency and strengthening of all Nebraska Public Schools.

We are for a more efficient path to citizenship for immigrants.

We are for efficient energy diversification in Nebraska.

We are for the conservation and preservation of all natural resources and wildlife.

We oppose mandated healthcare coverage, however we support private healthcare reform.

We are for favorable laws in line with the Second Amendment.

We are in favor of gambling with tax revenue going to state parks and education.

We are in favor of private property rights.

We are for modifying the tax code to benefit the economy of Nebraska.

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