Gov. Pete Ricketts today appointed Michelle Y. Andahl to be the Sarpy County Election Commissioner.
Prior to her appointment, Andahl worked for more than 20 years as an independent marketing and fundraising consultant for various nonprofit and political campaigns. She also served as a legislative aide in the Nebraska Legislature for three years.
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.