Kevin Mueller will be on November ballot for sheriff
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Verification of the names turned in on petitions by Kevin Mueller, who is seeking a spot on the Chase County Sheriff ballot, was completed last Friday.
Chase County Clerk and Election Commissioner Debbie Clark reports that 479 of the 517 names he turned in were good, and that number is adequate for his name to appear on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot.
Mueller, currently Keith County Sheriff in Ogallala, needed 369 good names.
Thirty-eight of the names were rejected for various reasons, Clark said, including not being a registered voter, duplicate signatures, etc.
Clark said she planned to send the certified letter to Mueller on Monday this week, after which he had five days to accept the petition verification findings.
However, she noted he’d already completed all the paperwork required by state statutes to secure a place on the ballot when he turned in the petitions the week before.
Mueller will be up against incumbent sheriff Tim Sutherland on the November ballot.
That will be one of just two races on the county level. The only other challenge is in the county commissioner District 3 race between incumbent Don Weiss Jr., Republican, and Joe Langin, Democrat. Both are from Imperial.