LINCOLN — State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced Wednesday that he will run for a second term.
Two months ago, the 65-year-old Republican had left the door slightly open to a possible gubernatorial bid.
But in a press release Wednesday, Stenberg said that it has been “an honor and a privilege” to serve as state treasurer and that he wanted to serve four more years.
“While I gave some consideration to running for governor of Nebraska, I concluded that I very much enjoy the office of state treasurer and that we are doing important work that I would like to continue and improve upon,” he said.
Stenberg, who served three terms as Nebraska attorney general, has run unsuccessfully four times for U.S. Senate. The most recent time was in 2012, when he placed a distant third in the GOP primary won by then-State Sen. Deb Fischer.
He said his accomplishments as state treasurer include asking the Legislature to cut his budget by 14 percent over the past three years and improving the NebraskaSpending.gov website, which details state government spending.