LINCOLN — The Democratic Party might have found another candidate for a statehouse office.
State Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln said this week that she is “very seriously” considering a run for state auditor.
McGill, a 33-year-old Democrat, would be the party’s second announced candidate for a state constitutional office.
So far, only one Democrat, Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons, a former member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, has launched a campaign for a state constitutional office. Hassebrook is running for governor.
McGill, a native of Omaha, has served seven years in the Nebraska Legislature and is barred from seeking re-election in 2014 due to term limits. She has been chairwoman of the Urban Affairs Committee since 2011 and said she’s learned there is waste and fraud in state government.
“I have experience fighting for changes, especially in health and human services, and could bring strong, effective leadership to the job,” McGill said.
Current State Auditor Mike Foley is seeking the Republican nomination for governor.
Omaha Sen. Pete Pirsch, a Republican who also is term limited in 2014, launched a run for the auditor’s job two months ago.