Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg has announced his plans to seek another term as state treasurer in the 2014 election.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve Nebraskans as their State Treasurer these past three years," Stenberg shared in his announcement Wednesday. "We have accomplished a great deal and I want to expand on those accomplishments over the next four years."
Stenberg says he considered making a run for the governor's seat, but decided against it at this time in favor of running for re-election.
"If the people of Nebraska elect me to a second and final term as State Treasurer, I will work hard to hold the line on spending, increase financial transparency, return unclaimed property, promote college savings and financial literacy, and promptly distribute child-support payments to those who depend on them," Stenberg said.
Stenberg boasted about his ability to reduce his office's budget by more than 14 percent over the last three years, as well as the improvements his office has made to the NebraskaSpending.gov website, and the return of millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Nebraskans and former Nebraskans.
Stenberg says he has also worked hard to spread the word about Nebraska's NEST college savings program, increasing the number of accounts by over 25,000 since he took office.
The State Treasurer's Office also oversees the receipt, processing and distribution of child-support payments. Stenberg says nearly all of the $827 million his office has received in payments since he took office was paid out within 48 hours.