|39th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska|
February 13, 2013 – September 9, 2014
|Preceded by||Rick Sheehy|
|Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 1st district
|Preceded by||Floyd P. Vrtiska|
|Succeeded by||Dan Watermeier|
October 24, 1958 |
Pawnee City, Nebraska
|Residence||Elk Creek, Nebraska|
|Occupation||Dairy farmer, politician|
Lavon Lynn Heidemann (born October 24, 1958) is an American politician from the state of Nebraska. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska from February 13, 2013 to September 9, 2014.
Born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, he graduated from Elk Creek High School in 1977. He was a dairy farmer and member of the Elk Creek Public Schools Board of Education. He is also a member of the local fire district board and attends St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
In 2004, Heidemann ran in the 1st District and won. In 2008, he ran unopposed, until his support for an increase in the gas tax prompted Jerry Joy to launch an ultimately unsuccessful write-in campaign. He has served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
He ran in 2012 for NU Regent in the 5th District against Mike Jones. He won with a narrow lead.
Heidemann was named Lieutenant Governor by Governor Dave Heineman on February 13, 2013. His appointment followed the sudden resignation of Rick Sheehy. Heineman is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in the 2014 election. Republican nominee Pete Ricketts picked Heidemann to be his running mate.
On September 8, 2014, Heidemann's sister obtained a restraining order against him following an alleged physical assault. The following day, Heidemann resigned as Lieutenant Governor and withdrew from the ticket as Republican gubernatorial nominee Pete Ricketts' running mate in the 2014 governor's race.
- Lavon Heidemann Ballotpedia. 2014. Retrieved September 2014.
- "Ricketts names Heidemann as running mate". Nebraska City News-Press. June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
- Tsyver, Robin, Paul Hammel, and Martha Stoddard. "Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigns, withdraws as Pete Ricketts' running mate". Omaha World-Herald. 2014-09-09. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Follow the Money – Lavon Heidemann
- "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. Lavon Heidemann. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
|Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
Floyd P. Vrtiska
|Nebraska state senator-district 1
|This article about a Nebraskan politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|