Politics & Elections
3:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Hassebrook picks Lancaster County official as running mate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democrat Chuck Hassebrook has chosen Lancaster County Commissioner Jane Raybould as his running mate in the Nebraska governor's race.

Hassebrook announced his pick on Monday at the Capitol. Raybould, who was born and raised in Lincoln, was first elected to the county board of commissioners in 2010.

Raybould serves as vice president for operations at B & R Stores, Inc., an employee-owned grocery store company that includes Russ's Market, Super Savers, Save Best Foods and Apple Market. Raybould and her husband, Jose Herrero, have two children.

Hassebrook is running against Republican Pete Ricketts in the race to replace Gov. Dave Heineman, who is leaving office due to term limits. Ricketts has selected current Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, a farmer and former state senator, as his running mate.

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