NORFOLK, NE — Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning is seeking a second term in office.

Moenning announced his re-election campaign in a news release on Tuesday.  He said he wants to continue pushing the city in a positive direction.

"Continuing Norfolk's growth while maintaining consistent city services is my priority,” Moenning said. “There are strong signs of forward movement throughout the community, and we've worked hard to build an environment that shouts to the world, ‘Norfolk is open for business.’ We have more work to do in reforming street construction and preservation practices and modernizing city infrastructure. Getting our infrastructure to a standard worthy of a first-class city will be a top priority. And we must keep pressing our state and federal leaders to build the four-lane highways that northeast Nebraskans were promised decades ago but never delivered.”

Moenning was elected in 2016 in an uncontested general election.  He served as Third Ward City Councilman from 2012-2016.  Moenning is a Republican.

The Battle Creek native is a key leader in the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together initiative, which seeks to redevelop downtown Norfolk into a space that attracts young talent and modern businesses. 

Moenning touted increased sales tax receipts and new housing and commercial construction among the top accomplishments over his first term.

Moenning owns and operates a small business in the field of renewable energy development. He also assists his family's beef business. He has served as District Director for U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and also as director of the infrastructure group 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska. He has two children.

He is the only candidate to announce for the race.