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Gov. Ricketts Seeks Applicants for Legislative District 6 Seat

Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Luke Robson, 402-471-1967



Legislative District 6 map here.


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will seek qualified applicants to fill a vacancy in Legislative District 6 that will be created by Senator Joni Craighead’s resignation.  Senator Craighead submitted her resignation effective September 8, 2017.


Applications for appointment to fill the vacancy in Legislative District 6 will be accepted immediately and until 4:00pm on Friday, September 29, 2017.  Applicants wishing to be considered for appointment must demonstrate that they have lived within the district for at least a full year, are registered to vote, and are at least 21 years old. 


The district’s boundaries lie within Douglas County.  A map of the district can be found by clicking here.  The Governor reserves the right to seek out additional qualified candidates.


This appointment is for one year, and the appointee will serve until January 2019.


Interested individuals may complete an application online at  The application can be found on the website under the Boards & Commissions tab.  Applicants may also include a cover letter, resume, and any additional background materials with their application.


Questions about the application process can be directed to Kathleen Dolezal with the Governor’s Office at 402-471-2256 or