LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Nebraska Regent Rob Schafer is seeking another term in office.

Schafer announced his campaign Thursday to represent District 5 in southeast Nebraska. Schafer was elected to the Board of Regents in 2014 after being appointed to the position in 2013.

The 50-year-old Schafer is an attorney in Beatrice and serves as a lieutenant colonel and staff judge advocate for the Nebraska Air National Guard. He also owns and operates a farm in Pawnee County raising corn, soybeans and wheat, and serves as the director of a swine operation in Iowa.

District 5 includes Butler, Cass, Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Seward, Saunders and Thayer counties. It also extends into northwest Lancaster County and part of the city of Lincoln.

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