Nebraska governor appoints new second district senator
OMAHA, Nebraska: Governor Dave Heineman announced his appointment of the new district 2 senator as Paul Lambert. The governor said he chose Lambert out of a pool of 12 applicants applicants because he has been a mayor eight years and understands the challenges of local government. Lambert describes himself as moderate or conservative and pro-life. His term will run through Jan. 8, 2013 and he will be up for re-election in November 2012.
Lambert replaces senator Dave Pankonin, who announced his resignation on August 31, 2011, citing more time needed with his family's agricultural equipment dealership as well as additional responsibilities at the Home State Bank in Louisville. His resignation went into effect on October 7, 2011. Pankonin was first elected to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.