LINCOLN — Five people have applied for the state legislative seat being vacated by Sen. Scott Price of Bellevue, who has resigned.
Carol Blood, Tommy Lee Garrett, Benny P. Heald and Patrick Michael Shannon, all of Bellevue, and Jane D. Nielsen of Papillion, submitted applications by the Friday deadline.
Price, 51, had served District 3 since being elected in 2006. He announced in October that he would resign to devote more time to his family.
Gov. Dave Heineman will choose his replacement. The district includes Capehart and parts of Bellevue west of U.S. Highway 75.
Blood, a member of the Bellevue City Council, has announced that she will seek election to the legislative seat, which will be up for election in 2014, whether she’s appointed or not.