Omaha City Council President Pete Festersen says he appreciates all of the local support and national encouragement, but he will not run for Congree in 2014.

“There’s widespread dissatisfaction with Congress and its inability to address our nation’s challenges and I continue to believe that we need people in Washington who can work together to get things done", Festersen says.

"At this point in time, however, I’ve determined I can have a greater impact on my community by staying focused on being a father, a business owner, and President of the Omaha City Council."