Walz, Rogers vie for District 15 Legislative seat

Walz, Rogers vie for District 15 Legislative seat

Brian Pojar, left, and Paul Pieper discuss property tax relief for farmers with Sen. Lynne Walz of Fremont. David Rogers, an entrepreneur and business owner, is the Republican candidate in the District 15 Legislative race. Education, property tax reduction and agriculture are among priorities for candidates in the District 15 Legislative race. Incumbent Lynne Walz and challenger David Rogers are vying for the seat as voters are either casting mail-in ballots or preparing to head to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3. Walz is a realtor with Don Peterson & Associates in Fremont and is also a former teacher and care provider to people with developmental disabilities. Education is a top priority for Walz, who believes it provides a workforce and opportunities for Nebraska to move forward. “Nebraska ranks 48th in state funding for schools,” Walz said. “We need to provide better funding at the state level by expanding our tax base by attracting new businesses and helping entrepreneurs to create more jobs. Most importantly, most of Dodge County’s schools receive no equalization aid. I will fight to ensure that our schools receive its fair share of state dollars to reduce local property taxes.” Walz zeroes in on state funding for schools. “We have to make sure we are funding our schools — that our state takes responsibility to fund our schools — especially now,” Walz said. “We have gone through so much — many changes with the pandemic and all of those changes cost money and I […]

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