Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed the press secretary of his re-election campaign to the Unicameral.
Julie Slama of Peru will fill the vacancy created when Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse won election in November to the Public Service Commission.
“Julie will push for property tax relief, help create policy that supports strong families, and work to grow agriculture,” Gov. Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “She will be a fierce advocate for rural communities and will help bridge the urban-rural divide in the Legislature. I look forward to working with her to help move our state forward and grow more opportunities for the next generation of Nebraskans.”
Slama has worked in the Auburn Public School District as a paraprofessional who worked with special needs students before joining the Ricketts campaign.
The appointment becomes effective January 9th.