Local Real Estate Agent Announces Bid for District 1 City Council Seat in Northeast Lincoln | local government
Taylor Wyatt makes a second bid for the District 1 City Council seat, representing Northeast Lincoln, where he has lived his entire life.
“Over the past few years, I have continued my commitment to finding ways to advance the city of Lincoln,” Wyatt said in a press release announcing his candidacy.
Wyatt, a Republican, is the former director of government affairs for the Home Builders Association and a real estate agent who runs a small business in northeast Lincoln with his wife, Brooke. He previously taught at a school in Waverly and coached baseball in high school and football and basketball in middle school.
In 2019, he ran against James Michael Bowers — also a lifelong resident of Northeast Lincoln — and narrowly lost in the primary. Bowers is running for the District 46 seat in the legislature, now held by Adam Morfeld, who is on tenure and running for Lancaster District Attorney.
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Wyatt said he decided to run because he understands the demand for affordable housing through his work in real estate, the importance of a safe and thriving community as a parent, and the importance of investing in schools and community resources as a former teacher.
He said he also wants the Northeast Lincoln neighborhoods to continue to grow.
“I chose to run now to give my children and my community the best opportunity for the future,” he said. “Northeast Lincoln has been my home my entire life, and I want to do my part to help it thrive like other parts of our city.”
Wyatt and his wife have two young children. He graduated from Lincoln Lutheran High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in education and humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009.
City offices are elected on a bipartisan basis, with no party affiliation listed on the ballot, although parties actively recruit and support candidates.
The four county city council seats, elected by voters in each county, will be elected in Spring 2023. The three councilors at large are in the middle of their four-year term.
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