Lavon Heidemann

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Lavon Heidemann
39th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 13, 2013
Governor Dave Heineman
Preceded by Rick Sheehy
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 1st district
In office
2005–2013
Preceded by Floyd P. Vrtiska
Succeeded by Dan Watermeier
Personal details
Born (1958-10-24) October 24, 1958 (age 55)
Pawnee City, Nebraska
Political party non-partisan
Spouse(s) Robin
Residence Elk Creek, Nebraska
Occupation farmer
Religion Lutheran

Lavon Lynn Heidemann (born October 24, 1958) is an American politician from the state of Nebraska. He is the Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska.

Born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, he graduated from Elk Creek High School in 1977. He was a farmer and a member of the Elk Creek Public Schools Board of Education, and currently is a member of the Local fire district board as well as St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Legislature[edit]

He ran in the 1st District and won in 2004, and ran unopposed in 2008 until his support for an increase in the gas tax prompted Jerry Joy to launch an ultimately unsuccessful write-in campaign.[1] Being the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, his primary duty was to negotiate the fiscal budget with Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

NU Regent[edit]

He ran in 2012 for NU Regent in the 5th District against Mike Jones. He won with a narrow lead.[2]

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Heidemann was named Lieutenant Governor by Governor Dave Heineman on February 13, 2013. His appointment followed the sudden resignation of Rick Sheehy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2835&u_sid=10435203
  2. ^ http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/article_dd45bbec-2c79-11e2-8e0d-0019bb30f31a.html
  3. ^ http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/statehouse/heineman-taps-heidemann-as-lieutenant-governor/article_5b9a4499-a299-55b9-85db-76b46bea3e5e.html

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Sheehy
Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Floyd P. Vrtiska
Nebraska state senator-district 1
2005-2013
Succeeded by
Dan Watermeier