Metropolitan Region’s New Legislative District Attracts Gretna Candidate | Regional government
A former member of the Gretna City Council and owner of a small business threw her hat in the ring for a newly added legislative seat in Sarpy County.
Angie Lauritsen on Tuesday announced her intention to run for Legislative District 36, which encompasses rural areas of southern and western Sarpy County, including Gretna and a small section of Millard. The district was moved from central Nebraska to the metropolitan area this year to accommodate rapid population growth.
Lauritsen, a registered Democrat, said she will bring strong and balanced leadership to the post and ensure that residents of the district feel they have a voice in Lincoln. She was elected to the city council of Gretna in 2016. Instead of running for re-election, she ran for mayor in 2020.
She worked in corporate banking for 13 years after graduating from the University of Bellevue. She now owns a small business with her husband. She started the Gretna Home Town Heroes program and served on many boards and committees including the Gretna Chamber of Commerce, the Gretna KIDS committee and Survivors Rising.
The district is currently represented by State Senator Matt Williams from Gothenburg, whose term is limited. The change of constituency means that in his final year in the legislature, Williams will not represent the people who elected him.
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