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Lavon Heidemann is New Lt. Gov.

Lavon Heidemann is New Lt. Gov.

By Jennifer Griswold. CREATED Feb 13, 2013

LINCOLN, NE - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has named Lavon Heidemann to serve as lieutenant governor.
   
Heidemann served as a state senator for District 1 from 2005-2012. He was the Appropriations Committee Chairman from 2007-2012. He was elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in 2012. 

Heidemann 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 cellphone.
   
Heineman, a Republican, has said he wants a replacement who does not intend to run for governor in 2014.