The state’s Democratic party introduced its candidate for governor Monday. Mike Meister is a 49 year old trial lawyer from Scottsbluff.
Meister will face Republican Governor Dave Heineman in November. State Democratic Party leaders say Meister has the party’s full support.
Meister replaces Mark Lakers on the ticket after Lakers aburptly dropped out a few weeks ago amid questions about his campaign finances.
Lakers is accused of inflating or falsifying campaign pledges and the state attorney general has a criminal investigation underway.