Gov. Pete Ricketts announces Robert Dover as new senator to replace Mike Flood

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Governor Pete Ricketts announced the replacement for Mike Flood on Friday morning.

Robert Dover of Norfolk was sworn into office to serve the 19th District for the rest of the term. The district serves Madison County and the southern half of Pierce County.

Dover is a longtime resident of the district. He is president of Coldwell Banker Dover Realtors and said he is committed to working to reduce the tax burden on Nebraska’s families.

“I’m humbled by this appointment,” Dover said. “I look forward to working with Governor Ricketts. I believe the governor has done an exceptional job of controlling spending when delivering by property tax income tax and Social Security tax relief. And these are just a few of his successes.”

This spot was open after Mike Flood resigned and was elected to Nebraska’s First Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 28th.

Ricketts said as a senator, he will be dedicated to controlling spending and delivering more property tax relief to Nebraskans.

“One of the things I really liked about Rob Dover is that he has been an entrepreneur and created jobs and invest in Norfolk community,” Ricketts said. “And that’s been something his family’s had long ties to Norfolk community. He also is going to be someone who is going to represent the conservative values to the district. He’s going to be strong in pro-life. He’s going to defend our Second Amendment rights. He’s going to look to control spending and to be able to deliver more tax relief in the future.”

Ricketts said seven candidates from the district submitted to be considered for the vacancy. Dover will serve for the remainder of Flood’s term until January 2025.

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