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Jacob Campbell

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Jacob Campbell of Lincoln, a former child abuse investigator for the state and current member of the legislative staff, announced Sunday he will seek a seat in the Legislature in 2020.

Campbell will be a candidate for south-central Lincoln's District 29 seat, which will be vacated by Sen. Kate Bolz, who will be term-limited out of office at the end of her second term.

As a member of the Legislature, Campbell said, he would focus on "protecting vulnerable populations, supporting property tax relief, investing in education, addressing prison overcrowding and helping entrepreneurs and small businesses."

"What I witnessed as a child abuse investigator informed my belief that government has an important and powerful responsibility to protect the most vulnerable in our society," he said. "In the Legislature, I'll work to protect vulnerable Nebraskans, including children, seniors, the mentally ill and developmentally disabled."

Campbell is a Nebraska Army National Guard veteran who met his wife, Laura, when they served together.  

After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he returned to UNL later as an admissions recruiter. He plans to receive a master's degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha later this year.

"I'm determined to support Nebraska veterans and make sure investments in K-12 education and higher education remain priorities for our state," he said.

Campbell and his wife own a rental property management business and he is a Republican.

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Political reporter

Don Walton, a Husker and Yankee fan, is a longtime Journal Star political and government reporter.

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