Omaha teacher announces candidacy for Legislature in 2020

January 2, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha teacher has announced his intention to run for the Nebraska Legislature in 2020.

Tim Royers said Wednesday he will seek the seat held by current state Sen. Rick Kolowski, who will be ineligible to run again in 2020 because of term limits. His announcement came days before a new group of lawmakers are set to be sworn in for the 2019 session.

Royers is seeking to represent District 31, which includes Omaha’s Millard neighborhood.

Royers has taught social studies and Millard West High School for 12 years and served as debate coach. He graduated from Millard West in 2003 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 2007.

Royers was named Nebraska Teacher of the Year in 2016.

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