Nebraska Sen. Amanda McGill has announced her intention to run for state auditor.
McGill formally launched her campaign Thursday at the Capitol, marking the beginning of a 15-city campaign kickoff tour.
The Democrat is entering her eighth and final year in the Legislature where she serves as head of the Urban Affairs Committee.
During her announcement, McGill pointed to her experience dealing with issues that affect the state budget, including efforts to privatize foster care services.
Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha also has launched a bid for auditor. State Auditor Mike Foley currently holds the position, but is running for governor and cannot seek re-election.