- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is seeking qualified applicants to fill a legislative seat that is about to come open.

Ricketts is looking to replace state Sen. Joni Craighead of Omaha, who announced that she is resigning effective Friday. Craighead represents District 6, an area that includes parts of western and central Omaha.

The governor’s office is accepting applications until 4 p.m. on Sept. 29. Applicants must demonstrate that they’ve lived within the district at least a full year, are registered to vote and are at least 21 years old. The governor’s office can also seek out additional qualified candidates.

The appointee will serve the remainder of Craighead’s term, which ends in January 2019, but can run for re-election.

Information is available at www.Governor.Nebraska.gov or by calling 402-471-2256 or emailing [email protected]

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