Gering native running for Governor

Omaha tax attorney Bryan Slone announced Saturday afternoon he is running for Governor, the sixth Republican to do so. The Gering native made the announcement at the Gering Civic Center Saturday afternoon.

A managing partner at Deloitte Tax's Omaha office, the 56 year old Slone says he is retiring after sixteen years with the firm to devote his full attention to the Governor's race.

Slone has government experience. He served for one year as a top tax adviser to Daub when the Republican was a member of Congress and served on the House Ways and Means Committee.

In addition, Slone worked for two years as top legal counsel for the IRS commissioner during President Ronald Reagan's administration, from 1987 to 1988.

The other Republicans in the race are State Auditor Mike Foley, Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts and State Sens. Beau McCoy, Charlie Janssen and Tom Carlson.

The lone Democrat is Chuck Hassebrook, a former member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

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