October 2, 2014
Former state Sen. DiAnna Schimek has won appointment to the Lincoln City Council.
The council voted 4-2 on Monday to confirm Schimek.
Schimek will be serve the rest of Jayne Snyder's four-year term.
Snyder cited health reasons for her resignation, which took effect
earlier this month. Snyder was elected to an at-large seat in May
Snyder had told several council members that she wanted Schimek
to replace her.
The 71-year-old Schimek represented Lincoln in the Legislature
for 16 years when Mayor Chris Beutler was a state senator.
Schimek says she's interested in cutting red tape, solving infrastructure problems, ensuring Lincoln's quality of life and maintaining citizen safety.
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