Politics & Elections
8:20 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Omaha City Councilman to run for Second Congressional District

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen says he's running after all for the U.S. House seat occupied by Republican Representative Lee Terry.

Festersen, who indicated in August that he wouldn't run, says in a statement released Sunday that he is a candidate.

He cites widespread dissatisfaction with Congress and its inability to address the nation's challenges.

Festersen says change is needed so that people can work together and get things done.

Prior to serving on the City Council and starting his own small business, Festersen worked in senior management positions with the Mayor's Office, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and Alegent Health.

An eight-term Congressman, Terry also may face a primary tea party challenge from former State Senator Chip Maxwell of Omaha, who says he's exploring a run.

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