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Tom Duden Announces Candidacy for Lincoln City Council District 2

LINCOLN, NE – Today, life-long Lincoln resident, Tom Duden, announced his candidacy for Lincoln City Council District 2.

He made the following statement:

“Citizens of District 2 deserve an honest hard-working and diligent representative that knows and understands Lincoln’s civic culture. On my first day in office, I will be ready to confront Lincoln’s rising crime rate and shrinking police force, lagging infrastructure improvement and development, and the persistent problems of homelessness and public mental health issues. I respectfully ask the citizens of District 2 for the opportunity to serve them with bold leadership and a comprehensive new strategy of working together to advance the interests of the City of Lincoln.”

Tom teaches criminal justice as an Adjunct Professor at Doane University and for Southeast Community College in Lincoln Public School’s (TCA) The Career Academy. He is a decorated veteran of the Lincoln Police Department where he obtained awards for Exceptional Duty, Officer of the Year, and Training Officer of the Year. He was also Vice President of the Lincoln Police Union and President of Lincoln Police Union Charities, Inc. for 7 years.

Following his law enforcement career, he served as Design Data’s Human Resources/Facility Director, where he also led the software development firm’s software piracy investigation unit and coordinated litigation. When he’s not in the classroom, Tom is a licensed private detective and conducts background and specialized investigations. He lives in Southeast Lincoln with his wife Ronda. Together, they enjoy fishing, camping, Husker football, and the joys of grand-parenting.

To learn more about Tom and his candidacy for Lincoln City Council District 2, please visit



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