THURSTON – Senator Joni Albrecht of Thurston announced Thursday afternoon she will seek reelection to the Nebraska Legislature in District 17 which includes Dakota, Thurston and Wayne counties.
In a news release, Albrecht said she’s spent her first term working to grow economic opportunity and protect northeast Nebraska’s values.
In the Legislature, Albrecht served on the Agriculture Committee and was the first woman and first freshman senator to chair the Business and Labor Committee. She now serves on the Natural Resources, State-Tribal Relations as well as Transportation and Telecommunications Committees.
Albrecht was born and raised in Sarpy County where she served on the Papillion City Council and on the Sarpy County Board. In 2010 Joni married Mike Albrecht and moved to Thurston County where she became involved in agriculture.
Albrecht has received the endorsement of the Nebraska Republican Party and is supported by dozens of politicians including the governor, attorney general and four members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation.
The Nebraska primary election is May 12, 2020 while the general election is on November 3.