Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning to run for re-election - Omaha.com
Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm / Updated at 12:25 am
Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning to run for re-election

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.

Contact the writer: Cody Winchester

cody.winchester@owh.com    |   402-444-1216    |  

Cody Winchester is a metro-area watchdog reporter. He covers Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

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