Shane Greckel has announced that he will run for the District 40 seat in the Nebraska Legislature.
District 40 is made up of Boyd, Cedar, Dixon, Holt, Knox, and Rock Counties. The district is currently served by Senator Tyson Larson, who cannot run again due to term limits.
Greckel, a Republican, is a fifth-generation farmer in Knox County near Bloomfield, where produces corn, soybeans, and has a small cow/calf feed yard. He studied Computer Programing at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, and pursued a degree in Computer and Systems Design at Mount Marty in Yankton, South Dakota.
“I have a passion for rural Nebraska, and I believe my agricultural background and technological experience will help our small rural communities grow and thrive,” stated Greckel. “Advances in technology and the tech industries in agriculture can help keep younger generations in our communities.”
In 2016, Shane was appointed to the Nebraska Information Technology Commission where he has made it a priority to represent the needs of agriculture and rural businesses. Rural businesses and agriculture are essential to the growth of Nebraska as well as retaining population and industry in our rural communities. By bringing forward these issues to help spur the expansion of technical infrastructure in our rural areas, Greckel believes we can ensure a bright future for our local schools and communities.
Other priorities for Greckel include broad based tax relief and addressing skyrocketing agricultural land valuations, eliminating burdensome government regulations, and emphasizing rural economic development.
“We are a smaller population state, and the only way to provide meaningful tax relief is by growing our economy and attracting new businesses and jobs to the state. There are things we can do, especially in the agricultural technology fields, that can greatly benefit rural Nebraska,” added Greckel.
When not working on the farm, Shane is involved with many community activities – helping with county fairs, church activities, and the promotion of local AG events. He is a member of the Knox County Farm Bureau Board, Clydesdales of the United States, and he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. In 2014, Shane, with Knox County Development, helped successfully lead the effort to declare Knox as a Livestock Friendly County.