Three primary election races have created quite a bit of buzz in Antelope County. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 11, to vote on who will advance to the general election in November.
The biggest race, with the most candidates, is for Antelope County Sheriff. Four candidates are seeking to be the one to advance to the general election. Incumbent Darrell Hamilton is facing off against challengers former deputy sheriff Jeff Treu, current deputy sheriff Cynthia A. Johnston, and Elgin Police Chief Bob Moore. The winner will face Democrat Mark S. Duncan, who is running unopposed, in the general election.
Two Republicans are squaring off for Antelope County Assessor. Current Assessor Gene Schaaf is being challenged by Cassey Kallhoff of Tilden.
Incumbent County Attorney Mike Long is facing a challenger in the GOP primary. Joe Abler is challenging Long. The winner will face Democrat James Meuret in the general election.
Three County Supervisor races to watch are:
District 1 — GOP candidates Corey D. Curtis and Heath Zuhlke. The winner will face Democrat Jerald Schwager in the general election.
District 3 — The GOP primary has three candidates: Neil Williby, Bob Snodgrass and Don Lallier.
District 5 — Republicans Eddie Schindler and Larry Baker are squaring off in the primary. No Democrat is running for the office.