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Pawnee County Commissioner, Dist 1

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  • Lavon L Heidemann

Biographical Information

If elected, what are your priorities for economic development in your county?

If elected, what would be your three highest priorities in an extreme weather event?

If elected, what would you consider to be your top three priorities? Please detail.

Why are you the best candidate for this position?

Occupation I am a lifelong farmer and livestock producer.
Education I graduated from Elk Creek Public School. Life experiences and reading have furthered my education
Current Public Office, dates held Board of Directors for Nebraska Cattlemen, Fire Board for the Elk Creek Fire District, Elder at St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Past Public Office, dates held I have served our state as a Nebraska State Senator 2003-2012, University of Nebraska Board of Regents 2012-2013,and Lt. Governor 2013-2014
Volunteer experience I volunteer as a firefighter for the Elk Creek Fire District.
Address 62058 719 Road Elk Creek, Nebraska 68348
Marital Status I am married to Robin Heidemann.
Age 62
My priorities for economic development in our county are the use of property taxes and the upkeep of infrastructure. It is important to run our county as efficiently as possible by using our property taxes wisely. it is also vital to keep the quality of our infrastructure up to keep the businesses we have and attract new economic activity to our county.
My first priority is to keep the infrastructure operating especially our county roads. This give our emergency response teams the ability to access those in need. Another priority is to make sure everyone is safe and healthy. Finally, it is important to assist businesses as needed.
My top three priorities would be to use property taxes wisely, run our county efficiently, and help businesses grow and prosper in Pawnee County.
Due to years of Public Service, I have the connections to people, groups,and agencies in this state that would help address problems as they arise.These contacts would help guide us through decisions and the legality of situations. As former chair of appropriations committee in the legislature, I will be able to contribute to the budgeting process. I am a proven leader that leads by example and works well with others to successfully achieve goals. I will listen to your concerns and do what I can to best serve you and meet the needs of our county. I believe I have the desire, determination, hard-work ethic, and common sense to be a great commissioner for Pawnee County.