Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann has resigned a day after his sister received a protection order against him after the two argued over his father’s estate and his mother’s care.
Heidemann gave an emotional statement during a news conference today with Gov. Dave Heineman at the Capitol.
It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the same time, to receive so much support and encouragement from people all across this state. It is the people who have worked with me, who know me best, and know my character that realize statements that have made about me are not who I am.
This has been a difficult situation, and after much thought, discussion and prayer, I have decided that for the good of my family, for the Office of Lt. Governor, and for the future of Nebraska, I am resigning today from the Office of Lt. Governor, as well as withdrawing as running mate for Pete Ricketts.
The Ricketts campaign has scheduled a news conference today to announce a new running mate.
AUDIO: Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann gives statement of resignation with Gov. Dave Heineman. [2:20]