Omaha Public Radio News
9:56 am
Tue January 19, 2010

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman seeking re-election

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman plans to seek a second term.

Heineman filed Tuesday morning for re-election. He was appointed Governor in 2005 and elected in 2006. The Governor says he wants another term because he believes there's still work left to do. Heineman identified his priorities as job creation, improving education and making government more efficient.

During his State of the State address earlier this month, Heineman called for the creation of a Virtual High School. It would give students additional access to more rigorous classes.

So far, only Paul Anderson of Omaha, a Republican, has filed to challenge Heineman in the gubernatorial race. Nebraska's primary election is May 11th.

As for a possible Senate run in 2012, Governor Heineman says that's "very, very unlikely."