Secretary Gale says he won't seek re-election in 2018
LINCOLN, Ne (FOX42KPTM) – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.
Secretary Gale was appointed by then Governor Mike Johanns in December 2000 to fill the vacant seat left by Secretary Scott Moore. Secretary Gale then was then re-elected to serve for more terms.
Gale said he still has a list of important projects that he still wants to get accomplished or start while he is in office.
• Completing the largest IT upgrade undertaken for the Business Services Division, allowing for improved levels of online service with businesses, banks and financial institutions.
• Being part of the public forum to consider a new election system, the types of election technology, and related costs, that will best support that system and serve Nebraska Voters.
• Ensuring that state government continues to provide citizens with quality and growing online services, available 24/7.
• Undertaking a sizable move of many of the Secretary of State’s divisions as part of a project to upgrade the State Capitol’s HVAC system
Secretary Gale say, “My motto has always been ‘prompt, personal and professional service.’ Those characteristics will continue to guide us going forward. I have been fortunate to have strong and supportive staff members to carry out the projects we have undertaken in the past, and help create a vision for the office going forward.”
Secretary Gale is the 26th Secretary of State for Nebraska and when he completes the remaining of his term he will have served 18 years in the office.