LINCOLN — Eliot Bostar, executive director of the Nebraska Conservation Voters and Conservation Nebraska, announced plans Tuesday to run for the Legislature next year.

He plans to seek the District 29 seat now held by State Sen. Kate Bolz, who is barred by term limits from running again.

Bostar previously worked as a special adviser in the New York Governor’s Office. In that position, he helped expedite the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks, found innovative ways to fund infrastructure projects during the 2008 recession and helped close a $15 billion deficit.

A registered Democrat, Bostar grew up in New York but spent summers on the family farm near Bradshaw, Nebraska. Those family ties led him to settle in Nebraska.

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Martha Stoddard keeps legislators honest from The World-Herald's Lincoln bureau, where she covers news from the State Capitol. Follow her on Twitter @StoddardOWH. Phone: 402-473-9583.

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