Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse hands in resignation letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska’s Ben Sasse will cease to be a senator on Jan. 8 at noon.
Sasse, who was named president of the University of Florida in November, submitted his resignation letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday.
Gov.-elect Jim Pillen announced that he will be seeking applicants to fill the vacant Senate seat.
Applicants need to submit materials by Dec. 23 to the Office of the Governor-elect at www.nebraska.gov/appointments or mail them to the Nebraska State Capitol Room 1315, 1445 K St., Lincoln, NE 68508.
Ricketts has been asked about his interest in the seat and has said that if he wants the job, he will follow the same process as other applicants.
RELEASE: Governor-Elect Pillen Seeks Applicants for Senate and LD 21 Vacancies pic.twitter.com/8FleTuEuu9
— Governor-elect Jim Pillen (@TeamPillen) December 5, 2022