Democratic candidate for governor, Chuck Hassebrook, has chosen a running mate
“I’m pleased to announce that Jane Raybould will be our candidate for Lt. Governor,” Hassebrook announced to applause from supporters gathered at the state Capitol in Lincoln.
Hassebrook praised Raybould’s work as Lancaster County Commissioner, saying it has prepared her for the role of Lt. Governor as well as Governor if need be.
“She’s been a leader in county government, stepping up to address tough budget issues through cost-cutting measures that have enabled Lancaster County to serve its citizens effectively and cost-effectively,” Hassebrook stated.
Raybould also is a Lincoln businesswoman. She serves as vice president of the company that owns and operates the Russ’ Market and Super Saver grocery store chains.
Raybould told supporters she was pleased to be chosen by Hassebrook.
“I’m honored to join Chuck as his Lt. Governor where I look forward to continuing my service not only to Lancaster County, but to the entire state of Nebraska,” Raybould said.
Raybould added she’s ready for the statewide campaign.
“I am thrilled to join Chuck as his Lt. Governor for ‘One Nebraska’. Let’s get this campaign going,” Raybould said to applause.
Hassebrook is running against Republican Pete Ricketts, who announced earlier he had chosen current Lt. Governor, Lavon Heidemann, has his running mate.
AUDIO: Democrat Chuck Hassebrook announces Lancaster County Commissioner Jane Raybould will be his running mate. [6:35]