Dornan announces candidacy for Nebraska Legislature

(Omaha) – Former Douglas County Attorney Stu Dornan has announced his candidacy for the Nebraska Legislature, District 20.

Dornan, who served as Douglas County Attorney from 2003 to 2006, also served as an elected member of the Board of Westside Community Schools for three years.  He is currently an elected member of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit #3.

Dornan said, “Public service has always been an important part of my life.  Through my work as an FBI agent, serving as Douglas County Attorney, and helping others throughout my legal career, I know the importance and impact of serving others.”

He added, “My involvement in many community organizations, including having served on the Westside Board of Education, and current service on boards for ESU #3, Community Alliance, and UNMC’s Board of Counselors has provided me the background and experience necessary to address the issues facing our district.”

Dornan said education, taxes, public safety, and mental health will be key issues he will discuss with district voters in the coming months.

Dornan said he was pleased to have the early support of others in elected office whose service he respects.

Mayor Jean Stothert released this statement in support of Dornan’s candidacy:
“Stu Dornan is committed to public safety.  As a former FBI agent and county attorney, Stu knows firsthand the need for strong law enforcement and justice in our community.”

Current Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine also provided his support for Stu Dornan’s race saying:
“Stu is a person of high character and outstanding ability.  He cares about his community and the issues we face.  Stu is the kind of principled leader we need in the Legislature.”

The Dornan for Legislature campaign chairman is former Omaha Mayor Hal Daub. 

Stu and his wife Dari have lived and been active in Legislative District 20 for thirty years.  They have nine children, five of whom were adopted.

The recently enacted new district boundary lines for District 20 in Douglas County are generally between 72nd and 151st Streets and from Pacific Street south to Interstate 80.

The district is currently represented by Senator John McCollister who is prevented from running due to state term limits.

The primary election will be Tuesday, May 9, 2022.  Dornan is a registered republican in the officially non-partisan race.