Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has been slapped with a domestic violence protection order after his sister accused him of grabbing her, then screaming at her.
Heidemann is also Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts’ running mate.
District Court Judge Daniel Bryan, Jr. issued the domestic violence protection order against Heidemann after his sister, Lois Bohling, filed a sworn statement. Bohling accuses Heidemann of grabbing her wrists and screaming at her in a dispute involving their mother.
“This is a private, legal family matter regarding disagreements resulting from my dad’s estate, as well as the best possible medical treatment for my mom,” Heidemann said in a written statement released by his office. “I dispute much of my sister’s claims. My immediate family has great support from the rest of our family, our church and our friends – we appreciate that support so very much in this difficult time, as we work toward a full resolution.”
Heidemann replaced Rick Sheehy as Lt. Governor under Gov. Dave Heineman.
Heineman demanded Sheehy resign after he made thousands of calls on his state-issued cell phone to four women, none of whom were his wife.
Heineman chose Heidemann, a former state senator from Elk Creek who served as Budget Committee chairman, and a University of Nebraska Regent to replace Sheehy. Ricketts then asked Heidemann to stay on if he is elected governor.