Lavon Heidemann

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lavon Heidemann
39th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska
In office
February 13, 2013 – September 9, 2014
Governor Dave Heineman
Preceded by Rick Sheehy
Succeeded by John E. Nelson
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 1st district
In office
Preceded by Floyd P. Vrtiska
Succeeded by Dan Watermeier
Personal details
Born (1958-10-24) October 24, 1958 (age 56)
Pawnee City, Nebraska
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Robin
Residence Elk Creek, Nebraska
Occupation Dairy farmer, politician
Religion Lutheran

Lavon Lynn Heidemann (born October 24, 1958) is an American politician from the state of Nebraska. He is a member of the Republican Party.[1] 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.[citation needed]


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.[2] He has served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee.[citation needed]

NU Regent[edit]

He ran in 2012 for NU Regent in the 5th District against Mike Jones. He won with a narrow lead.[3]

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Heidemann was named Lieutenant Governor by Governor Dave Heineman on February 13, 2013. His appointment followed the sex scandal and resignation of Rick Sheehy.[4] 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 in the up coming election.[5]

On September 8, 2014, Heidemann's sister obtained a restraining order against him following an alleged physical assault saying he had anger issues.[6] The next 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.[7]


  1. ^ Lavon Heidemann Ballotpedia. 2014. Retrieved September 2014.
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Ricketts names Heidemann as running mate". Nebraska City News-Press. June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

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