Callaway Resident Jim Jenkins Announces Bid For Legislature

Callaway Resident Jim Jenkins Announces Bid For Legislature
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Jim Jenkins, longtime rancher, entrepreneur, and restaurant owner, announced on Tuesday, May 18 that he would seek Nebraska’s District 36 legislative seat in 2022. Current State Senator Matt Williams is not able to run again because of term limits. Jenkins has over 35 years of experience in agriculture and food-related industries.

He currently manages his family ranching and cattle feeding business near Callaway and is one of the owners of the Skeeter Barnes restaurant in Kearney. Jim has spent the past several months talking to citizens around the district about their concerns, issues, and priorities.

“As I have traveled and talked with people in the District I am impressed with all of the good things that are happening even in the midst of a pandemic. If elected, I look forward to working closely with the many talented people in the District on those issues critical to our success.”

Jenkins decided to announce early to give himself more of an opportunity to meet and discuss the issues with as many people around the district as possible.

“We have good leaders throughout the District who reflect the value and importance of working together. One of the critical tasks of a rural senator is to communicate the importance of agriculture and small business to the state’s economy,” he said.

Jenkins noted that based on the latest census numbers, out-state Nebraska could lose at least two legislative seats in the upcoming redistricting, causing changes to many of rural district’s boundary lines including the possibility that the boundaries of District 36 could change.

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