“Mike Hughes, an Army veteran and former police officer who works with underprivileged students in Omaha, will run for Douglas County sheriff in 2018.
Hughes, a Democrat, announced this week that he will seek the seat that Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning, a Republican, has held since 1994.
Hughes, who grew up in Omaha, earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a master’s degree from Columbia Southern University.
He served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Afghanistan.
Hughes worked as an officer in the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Georgia from 2013 until resigning in 2016 to move back to Omaha. He and his wife have two children.”