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Then there was one: Candidate gives up Council bid, citing family
August 19, 2016 Jerry Purvis   
One candidate remains on the ballot for Gering City Council in Ward III after Jeffrey Allen withdrew from the race. That leaves Ben Backus the remaining name on the November 8 ballot.

In a letter received by the Scotts Bluff County Election office on August 15, Allen said it came down to family considerations.

“With my daughters in mind, there are precious moments that I would miss over that four-year period,” he wro...

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