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Gov. Ricketts Names Stefanie A. Martinez to Second Judicial District Judgeship

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Stefanie A. Martinez to the Second Judicial District Court of Nebraska.


Martinez, 46, serves as a judge of the County Court for the 2nd Judicial District.  In her 17 years of practicing law in Nebraska, she has also served as the Senior Deputy County Attorney in the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office and as an Administrative Hearing Officer with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.


Martinez earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Boston College, her Juris Doctor from News York Law School, and is currently working on her Masters at the University of Nevada, Reno.


The Second Judicial District for the District Court consists of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Papillion, Nebraska.


The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge David K. Arterburn to the Court of Appeals bench.