December 01st, 2023

dave harrisonROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times


A former Liberal mayor has joined the race for one of the seats on the Seward County Commission.

Thursday, the county clerk’s office announced Dave Harrison had filed for the District Five seat as a Republican.

Harrison, who was defeated in last year’s city commission election after many years on that board, will now face incumbent Jim Rice in the District 5 race.

Rice, after serving previous terms on the commission, replaced Jack Jacob, who resigned last year after nearly a year on the county commission. Rice was appointed by the District 5 precinct representatives.

Candidates had until noon today to file for seats on the county commission in District 2, 3, 4 and 5.

In District 2, challenger Kasey Hayes will face incumbent Ada Linenbroker. In District 3, Randy Malin is the lone candidate. District 4 finds incumbent and current commission chairman Nathan McCaffrey running against incumbent Jimmy Holman, who ran unsuccessfully in last year’s city commission race.

See liberalfirst.com for any last-minute registrations.