Gov. Dave Heineman leaves office today after 10 years as governor.
He says he’s not sure what he’ll do next.
Heineman says he doesn’t know what the future holds for him. He says he’ll reflect a bit with his wife Sally, before deciding what to do next.
Many political pundits assumed Heineman would be taking the oath of office as a United States Senator this year. Heineman, who could not run for re-election due to term limits, chose not to run to succeed Sen. Mike Johanns.
Heineman says a seat in Congress just didn’t seem to fit his personality.
“I want to make decision every day. My mentality is to focus on the future every day. How do we keep moving forward?” Heineman tells Nebraska Radio Network. “And, again, some people are meant to be good legislators. I don’t think that’s me. I operate better on the executive level.”
Heineman says he wants to continue to contribute, but isn’t sure in what capacity.
Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts will be sworn in as the new governor this afternoon.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:35]