Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale has decided he will not run for re-election in 2018.
Gale was appointed as Secretary of State by then-Governor Mike Johanns in 2000 following the resignation of Scott Moore. Gale was then elected to four, four year terms.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement following Gale's announcement: "Over his many years of public service as one of Nebraska's Constitutional officers, Secretary of State John Gale has been steadfast in his pursuit of transparent elections. Nebraskans across our state thank Secretary Gale for his outstanding work and unquestionable character. We also commend the Secretary for his willingness to serve Nebraska, and look forward to his continued leadership throughout the remainder of his term."