WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nebraska once again has it’s full compliment of representatives to the 117th Congress. Flanked by his wife, Mandi and his two sons, Brenden and Blake, Mike Flood of Norfolk was officially sworn in Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C. The seat has been vacant since the end of March when Congressman Jeff Fortenberry resigned.
Flood will serve as U.S. Congressman from Nebraska’s First District through next January. He was selected as the Republican candidate by the Nebraska Republican Party Executive Committee and defeated his Democrat opponent, Patty Pansing Brooks in a Special Election on June 28th. He will face Patty Pansing Brooks again in the November General Election – running for a full two-year term. That will be Flood’s 3rd election of the year, having also won a Republican Primary Election earlier this year – qualifying him to run again in November.
Although the Special Election was over, Flood continued campaigning through this past weekend – appearing in the John C. Fremont Days parade in Fremont last Sunday and speaking at the Nebraska GOP Annual Convention in Kearney last Saturday. Flood has resigned his seat in the Nebraska Legislature. Governor Pete Ricketts will appoint his replacement.
In addition to being an Attorney At Law, Flood is the head of a group of broadcast media properties including News Channel Nebraska.