At the invitation of Dr. Sara Crook, Korey Reiman visited Peru State College today to talk about his run for the seat in Nebrsaka's 1st Congressional District.
I remember Korey from English classes and from his play on the Bobcat Football Team during the first couple years I taught here, so what fun to see him back on campus to talk with students about his experiences trying to unseat a long established member of the congress, Jeff Fortenberry.
And while Fortenberry prevailed, Korey talked with the audience in the CATS Conference Room about his experiences in the campaign and his pride over earning over 80,000 votes, the most against Fortenberry since his 2006 campaign.
After his hour-long discussion, Korey and a group of people enjoyed lunch in the Burr Oak Room.
Korey talked enthusiastically about getting involved in civic activities and shared with us some of the unpleasant aspects of running for office but also the satisfaction he experienced despite many sacrifices with respect to family and job.
After Korey graduated from PSC with a teaching certificate, he went to law school at UNL and runs now a private practice as a criminal defense attorney.
I uploaded photographs from the visit and a short video from his discussion. You can also enjoy a short video from Korey's engaging discussion.