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Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann Says New Political Career was Surprising

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's new lieutenant governor is marking a new chapter in an unlikely political career.

Lavon Heidemann says he never expected to become the state's second-in-command, particularly after he won a hard-fought campaign for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

The Republican dairy farmer from Elk Creek says he accepted the offer from Gov. Dave Heineman because he felt that he was needed in the role.

Heidemann is serving as a liaison between the governor and lawmakers, who have clashed in recent years. He's also a policy adviser for Heineman.

Heineman first served as an Elk Creek school board member before he was elected to the Legislature in 2004. He spent six of his eight years as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, which works with the governor on the budget.

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