Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning filed Tuesday to run for re-election.
If he wins in November, the former Omaha police officer would be entering his sixth term — Dunning has been sheriff since 1994.
In that time — except for the 2002 general election, in which he beat Sam Christiansen by 25 percentage points, and an unsuccessful primary challenge by Dan McGovern in 2006 — Dunning has run unopposed.
Among his accomplishments listed in a campaign news release: Overseeing the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Fitzgerald Home to house a new crime lab, a project paid for with drug seizure money; maintaining the only nationally accredited sheriff's office in the state; and helping hold the growth of the department's budget to 5.6 percent between 2009 and 2013.
His campaign said it raised $43,000 in 2013 and will report more than $35,000 cash on hand. Year-end campaign finance statements are due Jan. 31.
No one has filed to challenge him. The filing deadline for non-incumbents is March 3.