Gov. Dave Heineman today announced his appointment of long time Hastings resident Les Seiler to serve as the State Senator representing Legislative District 33. Seiler is being sworn in today by the Secretary of State in Hastings.
"There were several key factors in my decision," said Gov. Dave Heineman. "Les is a respected attorney and a respected community leader. He's a fiscal conservative and a strong supporter of education. He understands the need for middle class tax relief and he's pro-life. He has my support and the support of Lt. Gov. Sheehy and Mayor Powers."
Seiler, 70, currently serves as Senior Partner for Seiler & Parker, P.C., L.L.O., where he practices estate planning, probate and estate administration, tax litigation, business planning, and real estate law. He also served on the Nebraska Supreme Court, Disciplinary Review Board from 1999 until 2011 where he also served as President in 2011. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Assistant General Counsel for Metropolitan Utilities District and served 10 years in the Nebraska National Guard.
"My years of experience working with the residents of the 33rd District will be an invaluable asset in the Nebraska Legislature. The knowledge I have gained from individuals in the agricultural, small business and manufacturing industries has been tremendous. I am dedicated to fulfilling Senator Utter's goals of promoting fiscal responsibility while growing the Nebraska economy."