Julie Slama of Peru will fill an upcoming vacancy in the Nebraska Legislature. She will replace Syracuse Sen. Dan Watermeier, who was elected to the Nebraska Public Service Commission in November and will vacate the legislative seat next month.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the appointment in a Dec. 26 press release. The governor noted Slama’s work as a substitute paraprofessional at Auburn Public Schools, of which she is a graduate. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.
Slama will be sworn in Jan. 9, 2019, when the Legislature convenes for the new session. Her term will end in January 2021. Slama will be eligible to run for election to the seat in the November 2020 general election.