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Gov. Ricketts Appoints Andrew R. Lange to the County Court of the Fifth Judicial District

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974





LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Andrew R. Lange of Waverly to the County Court of the Fifth Judicial District. 


Lange, 43, is currently the Chief Deputy Attorney for Saunders County.  In his role, Lange assists in every aspect of the Saunders County Attorney’s Office while focusing on criminal prosecution, juvenile law, mental health commitments, and child support enforcement.  Lange also often acts as Special Prosecutor for various counties throughout the Fifth Judicial District.


Before serving as Chief Deputy Attorney, Lange was an Adjunct Legal Professor at Doane University and an Associate Attorney for Seiler & Paker P.C., L.L.O. 


Lange holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and public administration from Doane University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.


Lange is very active in his community, coaching youth sports teams, acting as judge for various mock trials, and volunteering through his church.  He has been previously recognized as the Prosecutor of the Year in 2010 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and also served as Student Body President during his time attending Doane University.


The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Patrick R. McDermott.


The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy will be either Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska, or Schuyler, Colfax County, Nebraska.