Condon and Morfeld clash at Lancaster County attorney forum
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lancaster County attorney candidates faced off for the first time Thursday night in a forum.
It took place at the Center for the Pople in Need.
Incumbent Republican Pat Condon and Democratic State Sen. Adam Morfeld discussed how they would enforce laws.
They were asked about abortion rights after the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“If the Legislature passes an abortion ban,” Morfeld said, “we are not going to criminal investigate or prosecute women for reproductive health care because that does not make our community more safe.”
Condon said that as a county attorney, in cases like this, he will enforce the law.
“The Legislature hands us the law and tells us this is the law, and we as prosecutors are supposed to enforce those laws,” he said.
Another topic brought up was the candidates’ experience in criminal law.
Condon noted that he’s been in the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office for 32 years, five as the county attorney.
Morfeld said that as a state senator, he’s served on the Judiciary Committee for the last eight years, and that he runs a legal services organization.
The activity was hosted by Lincoln nonprofits, many of them representing minorities.
The YWCA and the League of Women Voters said this was an opportunity for the community to hear about the candidates and pass along the information to others.