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“But I also feel like it took me the first two years to orient myself and we have so many important things being discussed at North Platte,” he said.

Lucas added that he was “extremely nervous” about the impact the community’s economic growth will have on an already limited local housing supply.

North Platte and the council must be “pro-development” in order to continue to increase the stock of available housing, he said.

Weems, 61, was the chairman of the five-member county council in 2021. The registered Republican defeated Democrat Randy Stubbs for the seat of District 2 commissioner in 2018.

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If re-elected, he said Wednesday, he will support the industrial railway park project near Hershey “in any way he can.”

He also wants to continue to seek efficiencies with the county government, including more inter-local agreements to share services.

“The overall infrastructure (of the county) has a lot of room for improvement,” especially when it comes to county roads, Weems said. He lives just south of the Lincoln-Logan county line near Stapleton.

Hunter, 40, said she joined the school board race not because she had any particular issues in her head, but because she hopes to serve the district as her children grow older.

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