A central Nebraska lawmaker and family farmer is entering the race for governor.
Sen. Annette Dubas told NTV that she "will be ready with a formal announcement by the end of September."
Dubas is nearing the end of her run in the Nebraska Legislature, representing an area that includes Aurora, Central City, and Fullerton where she farms and ranches with her family.
Dubas joins Chuck Hassebrook as a candidate for the nomination. Sen. Steve Lathrop has been on a listening tour, considering a run.
Her intention to run was praised by fellow lawmakers, like Sen. Amanda McGill who said on Twitter, "She is a strong, qualified farm owner and leader who fights for all Nebraskans."
"Annette Dubas is a champion for working families, rural communities & vulnerable Nebraskans," Sen. Jeremy Nordquist tweeted.
Dubas currently serves as chair of the legislature's transportation committee. She has been outspoken on issues related to child welfare, renewable energy, and rural issues.