Presents his platform before county Republicans

SIDNEY -- Sidney City Councilman Paul Strommen is seeking the 47th Legislative seat.

He is a conservative Republican and an advocate for western Nebraska. He also has been serving on the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission since 2022.

At the county Republican meeting, Strommen said he and his wife Kendra have lived in Sidney about 11 years.

"2013 we moved here. We love the community; think it's fantastic. We own a small business here; actually, we own two small businesses: Kendra is a partner in a law firm and we own Hometown Liquor," Strommen said in his presentation to the Cheyenne County Republicans. 

He said Hometown Liquor and its customers has donated nearly $14,000 to area organizations supporting children.

"I'm on the city council, part of the Gas & Oil Commission for the State of Nebraska I'm one of the commissioner. I'm also on the Rural Workforce Housing Commission for Cheyenne County. Through the Rural Workforce Housing Commission, we've been working with a group that's going to come in and hopefully build 11 homes, which I think are extremely needed, in the community," he said.

On his campaign website, Strommen says he supports an environment that attracts business and supports small business owners. He is focused on job creation and workforce retention. He also says the state's tax policy "must be competitive with our neighboring states. 

Strommen is running against Larry L.S. Bolinger of Alliance.