Meister announces run for Nebraska Legislature

After considering a run at various political offices, Scottsbluff attorney Mike Meister announced Wednesday that he will take a run at the Nebraska legislature's 48th District seat currently held by John Harms.

At a press conference Wednesday, Meister said "Many people encouraged me to make another run for Governor or to run for U.S. Senate. After exploring all of my options it became clear to me that my most effective path to getting something accomplished for the people of Scotts Bluff County and Nebraska lies in the legislature. I grew up here and have returned home because it is a great place to be. I want to serve the people of Scotts Bluff County and give back to this great community that has provided so much to me and my family."

Meister will focus on issues like funding the Heartland Expressway, rural access to broadband internet, state aid to schools. And he says tourism deserves it's own attention outside the general economic development discussion.

Meister said the continued viability of the panhandle in general and Scotts Bluff County in particular, is grounded in our ability to grow. To that end, he says we must fund infrastructure projects such as the Heartland Expressway.

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