LINCOLN — An employee of the State Auditor's Office, Larry Anderson, announced his candidacy for the post on Thursday.
Anderson, a 26-year-old Republican, has worked for the auditor's office since 2012. He said he hopes to continue the work of State Auditor Mike Foley in tracking spending of taxpayer funds.
“The job of state auditor carries many functions, from overseeing the use of state funds to keeping Nebraska taxpayers informed on how funds are being handled — or unfortunately in some cases mishandled,” Anderson said in a press release.
A resident of Lincoln, Anderson earned an accounting degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also a platoon leader for the Army National Guard's 1195th Transportation Company, co-located in Kearney and York.
Anderson joins State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, a Republican, and Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln, a Democrat, in the race.