So, you want to be a lawmaker? Gov. Ricketts taking applications

The boundaries for Legislative District 6 stretch from 132nd from Pacific and Maple and then get smaller as it heads east

LINCOLN, NEB (FOX 42 KPTM)-- Do you want to be a politician? Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts is looking for the person who will serve out Senator Joni Craighead's term in the state legislature.

Craighead announced her resignation on Friday. It will be effective this Friday, September 8th. She's served as the state senator of the district encompassing a good chunk of Omaha for about three years.

Ricketts is accepting applications through 4 p.m. on Friday, September 29th.

All you have to do is fill out the application, prove you've lived in the district for at least a full year, be registered to vote, and at least 21 years old.

Whoever gets the gig will serve for a year through January 2019.

Nebraska's state senators get a salary of $12,000 a year.

Here's a description of their typical duties from the legislature's website.

"During session, a typical day for a senator could include a meeting over breakfast, a working lunch, visits with constituents, committee hearings, research, floor debate and conferences.

Senators also have obligations during the interim, including contacting constituents, conducting interim studies with committees, and developing and researching bills they plan to sponsor in the upcoming session."

If that sounds like something you're up for, you can apply here. The application can be found on the website under the Boards & Commissions tab. Questions about the application process can be directed to Kathleen Dolezal with the Governor’s Office at 402-471-2256 or

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