McCollister announces run for Nebraska Legislature

Nov 19, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A retired businessman and former head of an Omaha-based think tank is running for the Nebraska Legislature.

Republican John S. McCollister says he will seek the District 20 seat held by state Sen. Brad Ashford. Ashford, of Omaha, cannot seek re-election in 2014 because of term limits.

McCollister served as president of McCollister & Co., his family's manufacturing company, and worked as executive director of the Platte Institute, a think tank focused on tax policies and the economy. He also served as a director of the Metropolitan Utilities District in Omaha.

McCollister is the son of former U.S. Rep. John Y. McCollister, who died earlier this month.

John S. McCollister says he would focus on the state's tax system, public sector pensions and Omaha's unfunded liabilities if elected.

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