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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1974)
By Pat Moynihan .
Bruce Hamilton, one of ASUN's
student lawyers and a Democratic
candidate for Lancaster County
Commissioner, plans on attacking the
political contest with a lot of. time and
Hamilton, 31, a candidate from the
Third District, said he is running for the
post because he thinks it is time for new,
more youthful and more vigorous
leadership in county government.
"The thrust of my career has been
devoted to trying to help people and
trying to work for constructive change,"
he said, "and county government is one
area that needs change."
Hamilton said he agrees with his
Democratic opponent David Hibler that a
merger between city and county
government is desirable. Hibler is an
assistant professor of English at UNL.
First, however, county government must
be strengthened, he said.
Currently county government is
extremely, weak, he said. Although there
are more than a dozen elected county
officials no one exercises any real
authority, he said.
In city government, he said, the mayor
is allowed to appoint a number of
officials and give them a general
direction, but in county government no
one has this authority.
Strengthening county government
would make the proposed city-county
merger possible on a more equal basis, he
New officials then will be needed and
the county commissioner probably will
not be one of them. However, the loss of
this job would not bother Hamilton.
"I was not planning on making the
post a life-long position," he said,
"because I feel elected officials should
not stay with one job too long. They
Hamilton said he plans on running a
very active and personal campaign. He
plans to "knock on every Democrat's
door in this district" but if that proves
impossible, he has several co-workers to
The campaign also will include tours
of the campus, newspaper publicity and
posters, he said, he added he will
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. Hamilton expressed confidence he can
"The Republican opponent, has the
advantages of incumbency and money to
spend on an expensive campaign," he
said, "but the job can be done.
Before the November general
elections, Hamilton must face two
opponents in the May 14 Democratic
primary. He will be running against Hibler
and Henry Gerdes, 71, of Lincoln.
"The May primary will be decided not
on issues but, rather, on who is more
qualified for the job," Hamilton said.
However, Hamilton said he is making
no campaign promises because factors
may appear after the elections to prevent
him from keeping those promises.
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