Gov. Pete Ricketts today appointed Michelle Y. Andahl to be the Sarpy County Election Commissioner.
Andahl recently worked as legislative staffmember for former State Sen. Joni Craighead. She has been independent marketing and fundraising consultant for multiple political campaigns.
Andahl served as the National Federal Legislative Chair for the Nebraska Parent Teacher Association and was a board member of the Joslyn Castle Guild and Sarpy County YMCA. She also has been involved with Child Connect, the Fontenelle Forest Guild and Boy Scouts.
She is completing a degree in Liberal Arts and Business.
By law, the governor appoints the election commissioners for Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster Counties. She will begin her new role on Oct. 4.
Andahl’s appointment fills the vacancy left after former Election Commissioner Wayne Bena accepted the position of Nebraska Deputy Secretary of State for Elections. Andahl will complete the Bena's four-year term, which ends on Dec. 31.