Lincoln senator says he’s running for Lancaster County Attorney

Nebraska State Senator Adam Morfeld announced Tuesday night via social media he will run for Lancaster County Attorney. 
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Nebraska State Senator Adam Morfeld announced Tuesday night via social media he will run for Lancaster County Attorney.

Morfeld was elected in 2014 to represent District 46 in Lincoln. He is a graduate of the College of Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“It has become clear to me that we will not have reform in our halls of justice until we remove those from office that are currently administering it, that is why I have decided to run for Lancaster County Attorney in 2022. I hope others across the state will join me and also run,” Morfeld said in a tweet.

The tweet was in response to a newspaper article about an Omaha bar owner who prosecutors said earlier this week will not be charged in the death of an unarmed black man. It also followed days of protests in riots in Lincoln and Omaha.

“I’m tired of watching people be shot and killed with no justice. I’m done with passing criminal justice reform laws only to see them ignored by prosecutors. I’m sick of watching our jails filled with non-violent offenders who are simply poor cannot afford bail,” Morfeld said in another tweet.

Pat Condon currently serves as Lancaster County Attorney, a position he has held since 2018.

The County Attorney prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes under Nebraska Law. The Office assists in collection of child support and petitions with Juvenile Court (cases with children who are delinquent, neglected, dependent or in need of special supervision). The Office advises county agencies and defends suits brought against the County.

 

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