LINCOLN, NEB. – Bob Evnen of Lincoln has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC (NEFB-PAC), Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee. Evnen is seeking election to serve as Nebraska Secretary of State, replacing John Gale who opted to not seek re-election after having held the office since 2000.

“Bob Evnen has a long and impressive record of engagement that makes him well qualified to serve as Nebrasaka’s Secretary of State,” said Mark McHargue of Central City, chairman of NEFB-PAC and first vice president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

Evnen is a former member of the Nebraska State Board of Education, where he was appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman in 2005 and was elected in 2008. Evnen also served for many years as a board member of Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., the education arm of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He has served in numerous leadership roles in the Nebraska Republican Party.

“The Secretary of State has many important responsibilities, including overseeing state elections. Bob Evnen will serve Nebraskans well in this important role,” said McHargue. “We are pleased to offer him our support as he seeks election as our next Secretary of State.”

Nebraska Farm Bureau’s “Friend of Agriculture” designation is given to selected candidates for public office based on their commitment to and positions on agricultural issues, qualifications, previous experience, communication abilities, and their ability to represent their district. 

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.