Two Democrats and Four Republicans will run in the primary election for Attorney General

May 8, 2014

In the Democratic race, Allan Eurek will face off against Janet Stewart.  Eurek, a real estate attorney, has pledged to give the state’s legal businesses priority over national cases.  Stewart, a 24-year employee of Mutual of Omaha, has advised business clients and managed case loads in several jurisdictions.

In the Republican race, Mike Hilgers, Brian Buescher, Pete Pirsch and Doug Peterson will run against one another. 

Hilgers’ primary issues include keeping Nebraska children safe online, protecting our water supply and cutting spending.

On his website, Brian Buescher said one of his top priorities as attorney general would be to “push back on federal regulations.”  He is especially concerned about regulations that affect farmers and ranchers.

Republican Doug Peterson has experience in private practice. He previously served as a Deputy County Attorney in North Platte and as Nebraska’s Assistant Attorney General. 

Republican Pete Pirsch has served as a state senator for eight years and is a supporter of the death penalty. Pirsch believes in a limited-government philosophy and is pro-life.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is leaving the office to run for Governor.

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