LINCOLN — The open seat for Nebraska Attorney General is starting to attract a crowd.
On Thursday, former Douglas County GOP Chairman Brian Buescher announced that he will join the race. There are already three other Republicans seeking the post.
Buescher, a lawyer with the Omaha-based law firm of Kutak Rock, is a former prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney's Office.
“Nebraskans deserve an attorney general who will aggressively prosecute violent criminals, and who will advocate against unlawful intrusions into their lives by the federal government,” Buescher said in a press release.
The candidate said he would support changes to Nebraska's “good time” law to prevent violent criminals from being granted early release.
Current Attorney General Jon Bruning is leaving the post to run for governor. The other Republican candidates for his job are State Sen. Pete Pirsch, and Lincoln attorneys Doug Peterson and Mike Hilgers.
Buescher, 39, is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in Clay County, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Georgetown University Law Center. A married father of four, he served as Douglas County Republican Party chairman from 2007 to 2009.
He has also been active with the Nebraska Bar Association, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and the Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association.