U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding Secretary of State John Gale’s announcement that he will not run for re-election in 2018.

“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.”