Ricketts picks legislative attorney for open Nebraska seat

December 18, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska attorney who works for the office of state Sen. John Murante will soon replace his boss in the Legislature.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he is appointing Andrew La Grone, an attorney and small business owner from Gretna, to fill the upcoming vacancy in Legislative District 49.

Murante is stepping down Jan. 9 to take office as state treasurer. He was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016.

Ricketts says La Grone is well-prepared to serve given his experience in private practice and work in the Legislature.

The 28-year-old is the founder of La Grone Law, LLC, in Gretna, and legal counsel to the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee in the Legislature. He previously clerked for Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson.

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