Sheriff Terry Wagner gets endorsement from former Lincoln Police chief

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner, who is running for reelection, announced several endorsements early Thursday morning.

Among his new backers are former Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, the Lincoln Police Union, the Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29.

Wagner, who has served as sheriff since 1994, announced his reelection campaign last October.

Since taking the position, he has run unopposed.

“This is a different campaign than the first time I ran in ’94,” Wagner said. “Social media wasn’t a thing, it’s just a little bit different now but the fight’s still the same. You still have to convince voters you’re the best person for the job and that’s what we’re gonna do.”

Wagner said he recognizes how important it is for Lancaster County to be led by someone with a proven track record of leadership and experience.

If re-elected, he said he plans to continue enhancing the office’s technical abilities and increasing hiring efforts.

For this year’s general election, Wagner is running against Democratic candidate Jay Pitts and Libertarian candidate Conan Thomas.

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