Sarpy County Commissioner Jim Warren hopes to seek re-election for his District 5 seat on the County Board, and he will defend his seat as a Republican in this May’s primary election.
Warren was elected to the board three years ago and said he wanted to bring a “strong and conservative voice” to county government.
“We’ve held the line on tax increases and spending,” he said. “When I got on the board, Sarpy County was doing no strategic planning.”
In that time, Sarpy County has developed a strategic plan, something Warren attributes as a major accomplishment.
“We have some things started, but not completed,” he said. “I don’t want to just hold the line, but cut spending and cut the tax rate.
“I want to continue to follow through.”
Being the District 5 representative representing Gretna, Warren said he’ll especially push for infrastructure improvements in western Sarpy County.
“Western Sarpy County is woefully behind in streets and roads,” he said. “We need paving on 180th Street and 192nd Street.
“We need to pave streets west of Highway 31, especially Giles (Road).”
Warren said money has been kept on the eastern portion of Sarpy County for years. The time has come, though, to focus on the western portion.
“I want to bring common sense and good business to county government,” he said.