Nemaha County Democrats to hold dinner

Submitted by JoLene Bloom, County Chair

Two primary election hopefuls will attend the Nemaha County Democratic Party dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Seneca, — second U.S. Congressional District candidate Paul Davis of Lawrence and announced gubernatorial office-seeker Josh Svaty of Ellsworth.

Paul Davis, 45, is an attorney, as well as a former Kansas House leader while spending 12 years in the House of Representatives. He received his law degree from Washburn, represented Lawrence in the House, and opposed the governor of Kansas in 2014.

Josh Svaty, 38, farmer, businessman and public speaker from Ellsworth County is a candidate for Kansas Governor. He served as Secretary of Agriculture in Gov. Mark Parkinson’s administration and has served in the Kansas House of Representatives.

The emerging county Democrats are not meeting as once planned at the Seneca Library. Instead, they are hosting a dinner at the Home Plate Café at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, for the final gathering of the year.

Reservations are needed to JoLene Bloom, County Chair, as soon as possible. Individuals can call 785-336-3641 to leave a message or e-mail their reservations to

The Nemaha County Democrats are planning for major changes in 2018 in their organization as well as in the filing of candidates and the election cycle for the coming year so Kansans in the county are “in the know.”

The group will finalize a budget and calendar in January to include promoting registration to vote, filings for offices and informing the citizens of the county as to dates, candidates and issues of concern to participate fully in the processes of democracy. The party would like to start the year with a full list of precinct committee men and women who will need to file by June 1.

The potential calendar includes the publishing of a cookbook of its members’ recipes, a possible garage sale, as well as social and public events such as dinners prior to the primary and general elections, meet-and-greets for public awareness of candidates, parades, and endorsing and supporting office seekers.

“Politics is a serious business,” and the Nemaha County Democrats choose to make changes in this business in the coming months of 2018.

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