|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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