Former State Senator Takes Lincoln Council Oath

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Former state Sen. DiAnna Schimek has taken her seat on the Lincoln City Council.

Schimek took the oath of office on Monday, the same day a funeral was held for her predecessor.

Schimek is serving the rest of Jayne Snyder's four-year term. Snyder died of cancer last Wednesday. She had resigned her council seat, citing health reasons.

Snyder was elected to the at-large seat in May 2009. Snyder had
told several council members that she wanted Schimek to replace

The 71-year-old Schimek represented Lincoln in the Legislature
for 16 years.

At Snyder's funeral, Mayor Chris Beutler said Snyder
had boundless enthusiasm, energy and dedication to her work.

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