Republican Shane Greckel recently filed paperwork with the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office to run for Nebraska Legislature in District 40. Greckel is seeking the seat currently held by State Senator Tyson Larson who cannot run again due to term limits.
District 40 is made up of Dixon, Cedar, Knox, Holt, Boyd and Rock Counties in northern Nebraska.
"Since I announced my candidacy in June, I have traveled throughout the district meeting with community leaders and voters," commented Greckel. "I look forward to continuing my campaign, sharing a vision that includes meaningful tax relief, infrastructure improvements, and ending burdensome regulations that hold back rural economic growth."
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.
“By improving technology, our Ag producers can work more efficiently and maximize profits. It also gives our farm families an opportunity to keep younger generations in rural Nebraska, closer to home,” added Greckel.
Greckel is a fifth-generation farmer in Knox County near Bloomfield, where he produces corn, soybeans, and has a small cow/calf feed yard.
He studied Computer Programming at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, and pursued a degree in Computer and Systems Design at Mount Marty in Yankton, South Dakota.