Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that he will seek qualified applicants to fill legislative vacancies in Legislative Districts 1 and 49.  
The Legislative District 1 vacancy was created when Sen. Dan Watermeier was elected to the Public Service Commission.  Watermeier must submit his resignation before assuming his new office in January.
Applications for appointment to fill the vacancy will be accepted immediately and until 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.  
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.
Legislative District 1 includes Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, and portions of Otoe County.  
The Governor reserves the right to seek out additional qualified candidates.
The appointment is for two years.  The appointee will serve until January 2021.
Interested individuals may complete an application online at www.Governor.Nebraska.gov.  
The application can be found on the website under the Constituent Services tab.
Applicants may also include a cover letter, resume, and any additional background materials, which can be attached at the end of the online application.
Questions about the application process can be directed to Kathleen Dolezal with the Governor’s Office at 402-471-2256 or kathleen. dolezal@nebraska.gov.