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Sarpy County voters cleaned house
Omaha World Herald ^ | May 21, 2012 | By John Ferak

Posted on 05/21/2012 7:19:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

Voters in Sarpy County sent a loud and clear message last week.

They don't want their elected leaders to become rubber stamps for county administrators.

They want leaders willing to halt escalating salaries and benefits packages that remain fixtures for the county's elected officials, their chief deputies and managers.

They are tired of hearing how Sarpy County has kept the property tax rate flat over the past decade. They want leaders who will cut spending and lower the tax rate, which remains higher than neighboring Douglas and Lancaster Counties.

In Tuesday's Republican primary, angry voters sent the County Board's top two leaders packing.

Board Chairman Rusty Hike of Bellevue lost to Don Kelly, a retired Air Force colonel who lives outside Papillion. Vice Chairman Jim Nekuda of Bellevue lost to Brenda Carlisle, a five-term La Vista City Council member.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: nebraska; sarpycounty
This is a VERY good thing!
1 posted on 05/21/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

While we’re at it, can we stop calling these assclowns “leaders” and just call them “representatives”???

2 posted on 05/21/2012 7:40:57 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

They are leaders. Of doom.

3 posted on 05/21/2012 8:26:17 AM PDT by bramps
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