Cherry County Commissioner Challenging State Senator Tom Brewer

WHITMAN, Neb. – Republican Cherry County Commissioner Tanya Storer is challenging fellow Republican Tom Brewer of Gordon for the 43rd District seat in the officially non-partisan Nebraska Legislature. Brewer announced his bid for a second term in October.

The 43rd District is the largest in Nebraska, encompassing all or parts of 13 counties in the Panhandle and Sandhills, including Dawes, Sheridan, and eastern Box Butte.

Storer says she’s running for the legislature because she’s committed to reducing the property tax burden on our farmers, ranchers, businesses and families and on continuing to develop economic opportunities that can bring the next generation back to our communities.”

She says she’s committed to the 43rd District because “My husband and I have built our life here, raised our family here, and served our communities here – and we know there is no better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Storer launched her campaign on Friday with the endorsement of former Governor Kay Orr, who calls her a “good and faithful representative of conservative values during her time as a Cherry County Commissioner.

Orr says she knows Storer will “fight for major property tax relief, protect innocent life, work to expand economic opportunities, and improve rural infrastructure.”

Tanya and her husband Eric share the day-to-day running of their cattle operation in Cherry County and have 3 adult children: Braden, Hailey, and Emmet.

She was elected Cherry County Commissioner in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Storer currently serves on the Blueprint Nebraska Board, the Nebraska DOT Innovation Task Force, the UNMC Advisory Board, the Region 4 Behavioral Health Board, and the Niobrara Council Executive Board.

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