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    The Lincoln Journal Star reaches out to candidates in contested local primary races and asks them to participate in our annual Voter's Guide by providing biography information and answering questions relevant to the offices they seek.


    Lancaster County has had a public defender's office to represent those accused of criminal cases who can't afford a private attorney where the state is seeking a jail sentence since 1979.

    The Lancaster County treasurer, elected for a four-year term, handles all deposits and tax receipts and invests county funds.

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