Heineman To Announce New Lt. Governor This Afternoon
Posted: 13 February, 2013
LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is set to name a new lieutenant governor. Heineman spokeswoman Jen Rae Hein says the governor will announce his appointment at 3:30 p.m. today.
The new lieutenant governor will be sworn in during a public ceremony at the Capitol, then will take questions from reporters. The new lieutenant governor will replace Rick Sheehy, who resigned abruptly earlier this month. His resignation came as the Omaha World-Herald revealed that Sheehy had made thousands of calls to women, other than his wife, on his state-issued cell phone. Heineman, a Republican, has said he wants a replacement who does not intend to run for governor in 2014.