Chuck Hassebrook ended speculation and announced his candidacy for United States Senate.
Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs and member of the University of Nebraska’s Board of Regents, chose his hometown of Lyons as the background for his announcement.
Hassebrook gives Nebraska Democrats a name to run in the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Ben Nelson, who has chosen to retire from public office.
“I am running for United States Senate because it is time to make government work again. It is time to make government work for ordinary Nebraska families and create a better future for our children and our grandchildren,” Hassebrook said during his announcement.
Hassebrook worked for the Center for Rural Affairs for 35 years and has been executive director the past 15 years. The Center is a research, advocacy and rural development organization. Hassebrook has been on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents for 17 years, including two terms as chair.