September 1, 2014

Nebraska on top in two top governmental associations

Nebraska has the top wrapped up.

Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy has been elected chairman of the National Lieutenant Governors Association on the heels of Governor Heineman’s election as chairman of the National Governors Association.

Sheehy says the dual-election sends a message about Nebraska.

“It’s going to give us a great opportunity to highlight Nebraska, what we are doing right here in the state. We like to say we do things for the right reason,” Sheehy says, “And so, clearly, it is paying off with us being the chairs of our two respective organizations.”

NLGA is the professional association for state officeholders first in line of succession to the governor in all 50 states as well as the United States territories.

“Chairing the National Lieutenant Governors Association provides an important opportunity to help gather and lead our peers in a bipartisan discussion of critical regional and national issues,” said NLGA Immediate Past Chair Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown in a written statement. “I’ve enjoyed working with Lt Governor Sheehy this past year and I’m pleased to pass the chairmanship to him.”

Sheehy won election during the NLGA annual meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sheehy says he faces some challenges in his role, because the responsibilities of Lt. Governors can vary greatly by state.