BEATRICE – A Beatrice businessman who opened a new business in a former Earl May Garden Center facility has become a candidate for local elected office.

Alex Eckhoff has filed to run for the Beatrice City Council, in the Fourth Ward.  Eckhoff started Envision Landscapes in east Beatrice.

Council incumbent Gary Barnard now holds the Fourth Ward position but is planning a move of address and running for reelection to the body, in the First Ward.