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Republicans allege state Sen. Adam Morfeld not eligible to run for county attorney – Lincoln Journal Star

State and county Republican Party officials filed an objection to state Sen. Adam Morfeld’s candidacy for Lancaster County attorney, saying he doesn’t meet the statutory requirements because he hasn’t “actively practiced law” for two years.



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Morfeld called the challenge a “desperate attempt by the Republican Party to keep me off the ballot because I’m a viable candidate.”

The objection was filed Wednesday with the Lancaster County Election Commissioner and the letter, signed by Nebraska Republican Party Chairman Dan Welch, Lancaster County Republican Party Chairman Eric Underwood and their legal counsel, asked that the commissioner act promptly.

The letter said Election Commissioner Dave Shively’s decision could be the subject of litigation, which must be completed by March 16 to comply with state law.

“County attorneys are at the heart of the justice system that protects our communities, and it’s critical that any candidate meet those requirements,” Welch said in a news release about the challenge.

As stated in the challenge, state law requires that county attorney candidates be admitted to practice law in the state for at least two years before taking office and that he or she have practiced law “actively in this state” during that two-year period .

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