LINCOLN — One political newcomer and one incumbent state senator have announced plans to run for the Legislature next year.
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Omaha native Wendy DeBoer plans to seek the District 10 seat, representing north-central Omaha and the Bennington area. Farther west, Sen. Matt Williams of Gothenburg has said he will seek re-election to the District 36 seat.
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