Nebraska State Sen. Dave Pankonin has announced his resignation, effective October 7th. Pankonin is leaving office to return to his family-owned business in Louisville.
That leaves Gov. Dave Heineman with the task of selecting someone to replace Pankonin. Applications are being accepted through the close of business on Friday, September 23rd. Applicants must have lived within boundaries of Legislative District 2 for the past year.
Whoever the governor appoints would serve until January 8, 2013. The seat would be up for re-election to a two-year term in November 2012.
Those interested in applying should go to the governor’s website to complete an online application. Click here for the Web site. You can find the application by clicking the Contact Us tab.
Heineman has asked applicants to include a cover letter, resume and any other additional materials. Those should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the governor’s office at PO Box 94848, Lincoln 68509.
Pankonin was first elected to the state legislature in 2006. He is president of Home State Bank in Louisville. He is also a former mayor of Louisville. His page on the Nebraska Legislature’s Web site credits Pankonin for introducing 11 bills and resolutions. Six of those were to offer congratulations to individuals or groups for their achievements.