Omaha business owner Kathleen Kauth will fill the Legislative District 31 seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Rich Pahls in April. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the appointment at a June 7 press conference.
Kauth, who said she was “deeply honored” by the appointment, owns a mediation and consulting business with her husband Andrew. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and sociology and a master’s degree in public policy.
Kauth was sworn in by Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen and will serve the remainder of Pahls’ term, which ends in January of 2023. She is eligible to run for election to the seat in the November 2022 general election and said she intends to do so.