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Neb. Lt. Gov. Dave Maurstad Resigns

September 22, 2001

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska Lt. Gov. Dave Maurstad announced his resignation Friday after he was appointed to a post with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Maurstad will resign Wednesday, and Gov. Mike Johanns said he hopes to name a successor that day.

Maurstad as a FEMA regional director will be in charge of a region comprising Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Much of his job will involve preparing for the winter Olympics next year in Salt Lake City.

Maurstad said he was approached about the opening, which has been vacant since President Bush was elected, before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Maurstad was elected in 1998 as Johanns’ running mate. He was a state senator from 1995 to 1999 and mayor of Beatrice from 1991 to 1994.

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