LINCOLN — Former State Sen. Tim Gay of Papillion has been named by Gov. Dave Heineman to a vacancy on the Omaha Public Power District Board.
The Republican will represent OPPD's suburban district in northeastern Sarpy County. He was appointed to a vacancy created by board member John Thompson's death from pancreatic cancer in early December. Thompson had been re-elected to a second six-year term in 2010.
Gay, 48, served in the Nebraska Legislature from 2006 to 2010. He was a Sarpy County Board member from 1995 to 2006. Since 2011, he has been senior adviser to the governmental affairs group of Husch Blackwell, a law firm with attorneys across the United States and in London.
His OPPD seat will come up for election in 2014 for the remaining two years in Thompson's uncompleted term. The seat would again come up for election in 2016.
— Leslie Reed