Rep.-elect Mike Flood submits his formal resignation to Gov. Pete Ricketts

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Rep.-elect Mike Flood submitted his formal resignation as state senator Monday morning, a day before his swearing-in ceremony will take place at the U.S. Capitol.

Flood is replacing former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who was recently convicted of multiple felonies.

He was sentenced to two years’ probation for lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions.

On the same day Fortenberry was sentenced, Flood won a special election to serve as the 1st District’s congressman for the remainder of 2022.

Flood sent a statement along with this morning’s announcement saying, “I am humbled to have gained the confidence of the voters of the First Congressional District.  Having the trust of your friends, neighbors and community leaders is a tremendous honor.  The first thing to do will be letting people know my office and I are a resource for them.”

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