LINCOLN — Mike Tesar, a retired chief deputy city prosecutor, has filed for election to represent northwest Omaha’s 18th District in the Nebraska Legislature.
A registered independent, Tesar, 67, is seeking the post being vacated by State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, who is barred from re-election by term limits.
Tesar, a married father of five children, said he is dedicated to helping create good jobs in the state and “strict enforcement” of laws to protect families. “I am running for Legislature because I want to continue my lifelong mission to keep our community safe.”
Tesar is a Vietnam veteran and a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law.
Brett Lindstrom, a Republican, is the only other announced candidate in District 18, which is generally between Interstate 680 and 168th Street, north of West Maple Road and south of Ida Street.