State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he likely will run for re-election, but leaves the door open for a possible run for governor in 2014.
Stenberg, a Republican, responded to a reporter’s question about whether he would consider a run for governor after a news conference in his Capitol office.
“Well, I would say that it’s unlikely, but possible,” Stenberg replied. “Until Speaker Flood had to drop out or decided to drop out because of this wife’s health and until Lt. Governor Sheehy left office, it had been my thought that I could best serve Nebraskans by seeking re-election as state Treasurer.”
Speaker of the Legislature, Mike Flood, had announced he would run for governor until dropping out after learning his wife contracted breast cancer. Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy resigned abruptly last week.
“But with these new developments, I’m going to take some time and assess whether the best way I can serve Nebraskans in the future is to continue as state Treasurer or to seek the governship,” Stenberg stated.
Stenberg added he will make a decision later, rather than sooner.
Stenberg ran unsuccessfully last year for United States Senate.
AUDIO: State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he will consider a run for governor. [:40]