Beau Ballard to fill vacant District 21 seat in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Beau Ballard will now represent District 21 in the Nebraska Legislature.

The seat was left vacant by former Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers, who was elected as the state’s next attorney general in November’s general election.

Gov. Pete Ricketts and Gov.-elect Jim Pillen selected Ballard, who previously served as a legislative aide for Hilgers.

Ballard will begin his work on Jan. 4, but won’t be sworn in until Jan. 5. Nine applicants applied for the seat, but only four were interviewed, according to Pillen.

District 21 represents northwestern Lancaster County, which includes part of Lincoln, Waverly and Malcolm.

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