Candidate field set for May primary

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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:00 am

Monday was the deadline for candidates to get listed on the ballot for the May 13 primary.

Across Sarpy County, only a handful of races will see candidates eliminated during the primary.

At the county level, two races are competitive: clerk of the district court and register of deeds. In both races, a Republican challenger is taking on a Republican incumbent.

Absent a write-in challenge or another unexpected development, the following county officials are expected to retain their office: County Assessor Dan Pittman, County Attorney Lee Polikov, County Clerk Deb Houghtaling, County Treasurer Rich James, Sheriff Jeff Davis, County Engineer Dennis Wilson and District 5 County Commissioner Jim Warren.

Both Gretna City Council candidates are expected to retain their seats: Jason Stahr in Ward I and Gregg Dahlheim in Ward II. No one will be eliminated in the primary for the school board race.

The following is a list of candidates in competitive races who have filed for office according to the Sarpy County Election Commission:

Clerk of District Court

Carol Kremer (R)

Barbara Pousson (R)

Register of Deeds

Doug Cook (R)

Lloyd J. Dowding (R)

Gretna School Board

Kevin Svec

David Gulizia

Nathan Johns

Scott Beckler

Ann M. Sackett

For information on federal and state offices, visit For details on the Metropolitan Utilities District races, visit For more on Sarpy County, visit

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