Ricketts seeks candidates to fill Flood seat in Nebraska legislature

The governor said he would be looking for a pro-life candidate.
Nebraska Gov. Ricketts said he would be looking for pro-life candidate to fill the seat set to be vacated by Mike Flood following Tuesday's special election.
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 10:05 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - With Mike Flood likely heading to Congress to serve out the remainder of Jeff Fortenberry’s term, Gov. Pete Ricketts is taking applications for the next Nebraska state senator representing Dist. 19.

Applications for the executive appointment, which will serve out the legislative term that ends January 2025, must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, July 8. They may be submitted online or by mail or fax. Visit the appointment page of the governor’s website for details.

“The governor reserves the right to seek out additional qualified candidates,” the news release states.

Ricketts said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon that he would be seeking a pro-life candidate.

“I will be looking for somebody from that district who is pro-life because that would reflect what the people of that district and certainly reflects Mike Flood’s beliefs,” he said.

Dist. 19 includes all of Madison County as well as some communities in Pierce County. It includes the communities of Norfolk, Battle Creek, Madison, Meadow Grove, Newman Grove, Hadar, and Pierce.

Managing Editor Kevin Westhues contributed to this report.

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