As part of its ongoing commentary on public issues, The World-Herald's editorial board gives its view on candidates at election time. The tradition goes back to the paper’s early decades in the late 1800s.
Our election endorsements will begin soon. Here's why we make them and what we look for.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has earned respect for his service in the U.S. House. He's deserving of re-election in the 1st District.
Adrian Smith deserves re-election as the 3rd District congressman.
John Friend is deserving of re-election as clerk of the Douglas County District Court.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer is a dedicated, capable lawmaker well deserving of a second term.
Ricketts's administration turned around the AccessNebraska program and achieved other significant efficiencies and service improvements.
Diane Battiato has learned from the past and made significant improvements in her assessment operations.
Voter approval of Initiative 427, expanding Medicaid coverage, would benefit Nebraska in significant ways.
Iowa's 3rd District has two thoughtful candidates. The incumbent, Rep. David Young, deserves re-election.
Incumbent board members Begley and Friend are worthy of support in two races for the MUD board.
Dungan, Barrett, Mines and Cavanaugh are capable candidates in this year's OPPD contests.
Timm, in District 5, is a capable incumbent on the State Board of Education. Neary is a well-qualified candidate in District 8.
Don Bacon acknowledges the need for constructive compromise on complex, divisive issues. He's deserving of a second term.
State Auditor Charlie Janssen has been tremendously irresponsible, but his challenger falls short. We give no endorsement.
McCormick, Fowler and Sopinski are worthy candidates for the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District board.
Dan Watermeier has been a hard-working member of the Legislature. Tim Schram has shown dedication on the PSC.
It's vital for the NU Board of Regents to have capable, knowledgeable members. O'Connor, Schafer and Daub meet that important test.
Bob Evnen, with an impressive track record of service, is a strong candidate for Nebraska secretary of state.
Marque Snow in Subdistrict 2 and Jeff Jezewski in Subdistrict 6 are strong choices for the OPS Board.
Four seats are up for the Metro board. Our recommendations are Ashby, Monahan, Packer and Hug.
Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning deserves re-election.
James Cavanaugh has been an energetic Douglas County Board member and is worthy of re-election.
Murman, Pederson and Hughes are capable candidates for the Nebraska Legislature.
More of our recommendations for the Nebraska Legislature: McCollister, Moser, Kolterman, Hansen, Dorn.
We found these state legislative candidates worthy of support in this year: Clements, Hilkemann, Hunt, Arch, Hassebrook and Lindstrom.
We found these to be strong candidates for the Nebraska Legislature: Thibodeau, DeBoer, Lathrop, Ebke, Gragert.