LINCOLN — State Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha has announced that he’ll seek reelection to represent north Omaha and northeast Douglas County in the State Legislature.

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“If District 13 sends me back, I’ll continue to grow our state and move Nebraska from good to great,” Wayne said.

Wayne, a 40-year-old attorney, is chairman of the Legislature’s Urban Affairs Committee. This spring, he won passage of bills to allow growing of industrial hemp in the state and create a Regional Metropolitan Transit Authority in the Omaha area.

A registered Democrat and a married father of two children, Wayne also won approval of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow enhanced tax-increment financing in “extremely blighted” areas.

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