Neb. Governor to appoint OPPD board member


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Anyone interested in representing Bellevue on the Omaha Public Power District's board can apply to be appointed by the governor.

Gov. Dave Heineman said Thursday that he is seeking applicants for John Thompson's seat on the utility's board.

Thompson died in early December after battling pancreatic cancer. He was a prominent Bellevue businessman who was elected to the OPPD board twice.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 25. Heineman says anyone applying for the job should be qualified to stand for election in 2014.

The vacant board seat represents Bellevue and suburban areas of southeast Omaha. The area represented is bordered by Harrison Street on the north, the Missouri River on the east, Fairview and Platteview roads on the south and 84th to 108th streets on the west.

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