Robert Dover of Norfolk was sworn in July 22 to represent District 19 in the Nebraska Legislature.
Dover, a real estate agent and entrepreneur, will complete the final two years of the term left vacant by the resignation of Norfolk Sen. Michael Flood on July 11. Flood left the Legislature following his election June 28 to the 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives previously held by former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Lincoln.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the appointment at a brief press conference. Dover impressed the governor with his extensive community involvement, Ricketts said.
Dover, a graduate of Norfolk High School and Wayne State College, was sworn in by Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen. His appointed term begins immediately and will end in January 2025. He will be eligible to run for election to the seat in the November 2024 general election.