LINCOLN- Surrounded by campaign volunteers and family at an election party Tuesday night, Public Service Commission candidate Christa Yoakum conceded to former State Sen. Dan Watermeier at the conclusion of a closely fought race for Public Service Commisison.
Yoakum gave a concession speech shortly after 11 p.m., encouraging Nebraskans to stand up for what they believe.
She called for sustained advocacy around the policy commitments that energized supporters across the state, including smooth implementation of the Next Generation 911 System, the equitable expansion of broadband internet, and the protection of our communities’ land and water.
Yoakum added that if the PSC does take another look at the Keystone XL pipeline per an impending decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court, she hoped the commissioners would fairly consider the pipeline’s temporary benefits weighed against its risks to Nebraskans’ land rights, water, and environmental safety.
Yoakum: “We will continue to hold our elected representatives accountable and ensure that they put people first in every decision they make. It is our duty to ourselves, our neighbors, and our future generations.”