A domino effect from the November election hit Lincoln today, with the announcement of a new state senator.

He’s Beau Ballard, who most recently worked under Speaker of the Legislature, Sen. Mike Hilgers.

Hilgers’ District 21 seat in Lincoln opened up when Hilgers was elected Attorney General.

Ballard says he is a small businessman who understands what it takes to keep and bring young people to Nebraska, touting controlled spending, lower taxes, along with better roads and broadband.

Ballard will be officially sworn in after the first of the year, when the Legislature starts up.