State Sen. Carol Blood announces run for Nebraska governor

State Sen. Carol Blood announces run for Nebraska governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) – State Sen. Carol Blood announced Monday morning that she will seek the Democratic nomination for governor. Blood is the first Democrat to announce a run for the office. Republicans Jim Pillen , a Platte County veterinarian and large-scale farmer, and Charles Herbster , a Nebraska businessman with close ties to President Trump, announced their campaigns in April. Nebraskans will elect their next governor in November 2022 as Gov. Pete Ricketts terms out. The state’s primary election will be held May 10. “Friends, I’m a true Nebraskan. l was born in McCook and raised in Adams County. I raised my own family in Sarpy County. I love Nebraska, but I know we can do better,” said Blood , who currently represents the state’s third district . “Our collaborative efforts are much stronger than the voices of a few and we can build a better Nebraska. We do this by inspiring hope and working to transform our divisions.” She said she will run on four priorities: prosperity for all Nebraskans, maintaining public safety and improving public health, investing in the state’s infrastructure, and encouraging education. Blood was elected to the Bellevue City Council was in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. She was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2016, and re-elected in 2020. Supporters hold up signs as State Sen. Carol Blood announces her run for governor on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, on the steps of the Nebraska Capitol. The Nebraska Democratic Party offered its endorsement of […]

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