Ricketts Appoints Senator Slama’s Twin Sister to Sarpy Election | Regional government


Emily A. Ethington, who served as Field Director for the Republican Party in Sarpy County and for her twin sister, Senator Julie Slama, has been appointed Sarpy County Electoral Commissioner.

Gov. Pete Ricketts made the appointment, which was announced Thursday.


Ethington, 25, has been a branch administrator for Edward Jones since April, according to her LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, she was a business loan assistant at Pinnacle Bank in Lincoln for almost three years.

From July to November 2020, she was Field Director for the Sarpy County Republican Party, and from July 2019 to November 2020, she was Field Director for Slama.

She succeeds Michelle Andahl, who has held the position since 2017. The salary for the position is $ 86,842.

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The governor appoints the commissioner of elections for counties over 100,000 inhabitants – currently Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster. These commissioners must then appoint a deputy from the opposing political party.

Elections in the other 90 counties in Nebraska are usually conducted by the county clerk or someone from the clerk’s office.

Ethington, who lives in Papillion, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Peru State College.

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According to a press release from Ricketts, she volunteered with Cornhusker Girls State as a counselor, with Meals on Wheels through Tabitha Health, and with the Lincoln Food Bank’s Backpack program.

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