State Board of Education District 2 representative Lisa Fricke has announced she will seek re-election in 2020.

First elected in 2016, Fricke represents most of Sarpy County and a portion of west Omaha. A Bellevue East High School graduate, she is a former teacher who taught in public schools for 36 years.

“I believe that quality education is key to a productive and prosperous life,” she said in a press release.

“Our children deserve the opportunity to move ahead and help themselves.

“Education gives them that opportunity.”

Fricke attended Wayne State College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Communications and has earned five additional endorsements.

During her career, she served as a master teacher mentor for the Intergenerational Mentoring Program and helped develop state assessments for reading, writing, and special education math.

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