Nebraska Legislature
Overview
 
The Nebraska Legislature is the supreme legislative body of the State of Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

, in the Great Plains
Great Plains
The Great Plains are a broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe and grassland, which lies west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada. This area covers parts of the U.S...

 region of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The Legislature meets at the Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
The Nebraska State Capitol, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the house of the Nebraska Legislature and houses other offices of the government of the U.S. state of Nebraska....

 in the City of Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

, Lancaster County
Lancaster County, Nebraska
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 250,291 people, 99,187 households, and 60,702 families residing in the county. The population density was 298 people per square mile . There were 104,217 housing units at an average density of 124 per square mile...

.

Nebraska's Legislature is unusual in that it is unicameral
Unicameralism
In government, unicameralism is the practice of having one legislative or parliamentary chamber. Thus, a unicameral parliament or unicameral legislature is a legislature which consists of one chamber or house...

 and nonpartisan
Non-partisan democracy
Nonpartisan democracy is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.-Overview:...

. No other state in the U.S. has a single-chamber legislative body, although the legislatures of two U.S. territories—the Virgin Islands
Legislature of the Virgin Islands
The Legislature of the Virgin Islands is the territorial legislature of the United States Virgin Islands. The legislative branch of the unincorporated U.S. territory is unicameral, with a single house consisting of 15 senators, elected to two-year terms without term limits. The territorial...

 and Guam
Legislature of Guam
The Legislature of Guam is the territorial legislature of Guam. The legislative branch of the unincorporated U.S. territory is unicameral, with a single house consisting of fifteen senators, serving for a two year term...

—are unicameral, as is the Council of the District of Columbia
Council of the District of Columbia
The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of the District of Columbia. As permitted in the United States Constitution, the District is not part of any U.S. state and is instead overseen directly by the federal government...

. At 49 members it is also the smallest state legislature (the next smallest is the 60-member bicameral Alaska Legislature
Alaska Legislature
The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is a bicameral institution, consisting of the lower Alaska House of Representatives, with 40 members, and the upper house Alaska Senate, with 20 members...

).
The First Nebraska Territorial Legislature
First Nebraska Territorial Legislature
The First Nebraska Territorial Legislature first met in Omaha, Nebraska on January 15, 1855. The Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company provided the first meeting place, which was a building "constructed for public purposes." Standing out from the estimated twenty shacks in the young town, it...

 met in Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

 in 1855, staying there until statehood was granted in 1867.
Encyclopedia
The Nebraska Legislature is the supreme legislative body of the State of Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

, in the Great Plains
Great Plains
The Great Plains are a broad expanse of flat land, much of it covered in prairie, steppe and grassland, which lies west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada. This area covers parts of the U.S...

 region of the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The Legislature meets at the Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
The Nebraska State Capitol, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the house of the Nebraska Legislature and houses other offices of the government of the U.S. state of Nebraska....

 in the City of Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

, Lancaster County
Lancaster County, Nebraska
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 250,291 people, 99,187 households, and 60,702 families residing in the county. The population density was 298 people per square mile . There were 104,217 housing units at an average density of 124 per square mile...

.

Nebraska's Legislature is unusual in that it is unicameral
Unicameralism
In government, unicameralism is the practice of having one legislative or parliamentary chamber. Thus, a unicameral parliament or unicameral legislature is a legislature which consists of one chamber or house...

 and nonpartisan
Non-partisan democracy
Nonpartisan democracy is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.-Overview:...

. No other state in the U.S. has a single-chamber legislative body, although the legislatures of two U.S. territories—the Virgin Islands
Legislature of the Virgin Islands
The Legislature of the Virgin Islands is the territorial legislature of the United States Virgin Islands. The legislative branch of the unincorporated U.S. territory is unicameral, with a single house consisting of 15 senators, elected to two-year terms without term limits. The territorial...

 and Guam
Legislature of Guam
The Legislature of Guam is the territorial legislature of Guam. The legislative branch of the unincorporated U.S. territory is unicameral, with a single house consisting of fifteen senators, serving for a two year term...

—are unicameral, as is the Council of the District of Columbia
Council of the District of Columbia
The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of the District of Columbia. As permitted in the United States Constitution, the District is not part of any U.S. state and is instead overseen directly by the federal government...

. At 49 members it is also the smallest state legislature (the next smallest is the 60-member bicameral Alaska Legislature
Alaska Legislature
The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is a bicameral institution, consisting of the lower Alaska House of Representatives, with 40 members, and the upper house Alaska Senate, with 20 members...

).

History

The First Nebraska Territorial Legislature
First Nebraska Territorial Legislature
The First Nebraska Territorial Legislature first met in Omaha, Nebraska on January 15, 1855. The Council Bluffs and Nebraska Ferry Company provided the first meeting place, which was a building "constructed for public purposes." Standing out from the estimated twenty shacks in the young town, it...

 met in Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

 in 1855, staying there until statehood was granted in 1867. Nebraska originally operated under a bicameral
Bicameralism
In the government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. Thus, a bicameral parliament or bicameral legislature is a legislature which consists of two chambers or houses....

 legislature. However, over time, dissatisfaction with the bicameral system grew due to what many Nebraskans perceived as defects. Bills were lost because the two houses could not agree on a single version, and conference committees that were created to reconcile different versions of bills often met in secret, and were thus unaccountable for their actions. After a trip to Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

 in 1931, George Norris campaigned for reform, arguing that the bicameral system was based on the inherently undemocratic British
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 House of Lords
House of Lords
The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the House of Commons, it meets in the Palace of Westminster....

, and that it was pointless to have two bodies of people doing the same thing and hence wasting money. He specifically pointed to the example of the Australian state of Queensland
Queensland
Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern section of the mainland continent. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean...

, which had adopted a unicameral parliament
Parliament of Queensland
The Parliament of Queensland is the legislature of Queensland, Australia. According to the state's constitution, the Parliament consists of the Queen and the Legislative Assembly. It is the only unicameral state parliament in the country, the upper chamber, the Legislative Council, having been...

 nearly ten years earlier. In 1934, voters approved a constitutional amendment
Constitutional amendment
A constitutional amendment is a formal change to the text of the written constitution of a nation or state.Most constitutions require that amendments cannot be enacted unless they have passed a special procedure that is more stringent than that required of ordinary legislation...

 which dissolved the House of Representatives and granted its powers to the Senate.

Campaigns to consolidate the Nebraska Legislature into a single chamber date back as early as 1913, meeting with mixed success. Many possible reasons for the 1934 amendment's victory have been advanced: the popularity of Nebraska's U.S. Sen. George Norris, a fervent proponent of single-chamber government; the Depression
Great Depression
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s...

-era desire to cut costs; public dissatisfaction with the previous year's legislature; or even the fact that, by chance, it was on the ballot in the same year as an amendment to legalize parimutuel betting
Parimutuel betting
Parimutuel betting is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and the "house-take" or "vig" is removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets...

 on horse races. This latter coincidence may have aided the measure's passage in Omaha, where the unicameral issue was not a pressing one but horse racing was. (Gambling interests campaigned for "yes" votes on all amendments in hopes of assuring the horse-racing amendment's passage.)

The new unicameral Legislature met for the first time in 1937. Though the name of the body is formally the "Nebraska Legislature", its members are commonly referred to, especially by themselves, as "Senators". In Nebraska, the Legislature is also often known as "The Unicameral" or simply "The Unicam".

Selection, composition and operation

The Legislature is composed of forty-nine members, chosen by a single-member district or constituency. Senators are chosen for four-year terms, with one-half of the seats up for election every second year. No person may be a senator unless he or she is a qualified voter, over the age of twenty-one, and a resident of his or her district for at least one year. Currently, senators are limited by law to two terms. However, a former senator is re-eligible for election after 4 years. Senators earn $12,000 a year.

Members are selected in nonpartisan
Non-partisan democracy
Nonpartisan democracy is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.-Overview:...

 elections. Rather than separate primaries
Primary election
A primary election is an election in which party members or voters select candidates for a subsequent election. Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election....

 held to choose Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

, Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

, and other partisan
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

 contenders for a seat, Nebraska uses a single nonpartisan primary election
Primary election
A primary election is an election in which party members or voters select candidates for a subsequent election. Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election....

, in which the top two vote-getters are entitled to run in the general election
General election
In a parliamentary political system, a general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections.The term...

. There are no formal party alignments or groups within the Legislature. Coalitions tend to form issue by issue based on a member's philosophy of government, geographic background, and constituency. However, almost all the members of the legislature are known to be either Democrats or Republicans, and the state branches of both parties explicitly endorse candidates for legislative seats. As an illustration of how partisanship can intrude upon the non-partisan Legislature, in January 2010 it was reported that the Legislature debated whether or not there was partisanship in Legislature, and "then finished the talk with a vote that followed party lines." The unofficial partisan makeup of the Nebraska Legislature is 34 Republicans and 15 Democrats.

Sessions of the Nebraska Legislature last for 90 working days in odd-numbered years and 60 working days in even-numbered years.

Chair

The Lieutenant Governor is the official presiding officer. However, the highest position amongst the actual members is the "Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature". The Speaker presides over the Legislature in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor.

Executive Board

The day-to-day matters of the body are dealt with by the Executive Board. The Board includes the Speaker, a chairman, a vice chairman, and six other senators. The chairman and vice chairman are chosen for two year terms by the entire legislature.

Caucuses

Senators are classified into three geographically-based "caucuses"; each caucus
Caucus
A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement, especially in the United States and Canada. As the use of the term has been expanded the exact definition has come to vary among political cultures.-Origin of the term:...

 elects two board members.

Appropriations Committee

The chairman of the Appropriations Committee serves, but cannot vote on any matter, and can only speak on fiscal matters.

General powers

The Legislature is responsible for law-making in the state, but the Governor
Governor of Nebraska
The Governor of Nebraska holds the "supreme executive power" of the State of Nebraska as provided by the fourth article of the Nebraska Constitution. The current Governor is Dave Heineman, a Republican, who assumed office on January 20, 2005 upon the resignation of Mike Johanns . He won a full...

 has the power to veto
Veto
A veto, Latin for "I forbid", is the power of an officer of the state to unilaterally stop an official action, especially enactment of a piece of legislation...

 any bill. The Legislature may override the governor's veto by a vote of three-fifths (30) of its members. The Legislature also has the power, by a three-fifths vote, to propose constitutional amendments to the voters, who then decide upon it through a referendum
Referendum
A referendum is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. This may result in the adoption of a new constitution, a constitutional amendment, a law, the recall of an elected official or simply a specific government policy. It is a form of...

.

Membership

Note: The Nebraska Legislature is nonpartisan; members' party affiliations are for informational purposes only.
Affiliation Members
  Republican Party
Nebraska Republican Party
The Nebraska Republican Party is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Nebraska. The party is headed by Chairman Mark Fahleson. Its headquarters are in Lincoln.- Political plans :...

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  Democratic Party
Nebraska Democratic Party
The Nebraska Democratic Party is the official arm of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2009, the only statewide elected official in the party is United States Senator Ben Nelson.-Historically prominent Nebraska Democrats:...

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 Total
49
 Majority
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Each member represents about 37,000 people.
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1 Lavon Heidemann
Lavon Heidemann
Lavon Lynn Heidemann is a non-partisan member of the Nebraska Legislature, representing the 1st District since 2005. His district is in southeast Nebraska. He is currently the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee....

 
Elk Creek
Elk Creek, Nebraska
Elk Creek is a village in Johnson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 112 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Elk Creek is located at ....

2 Paul Lambert  Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Plattsmouth is a city in and the county seat of Cass County, Nebraska, United States, which was founded in 1855. The population was 6,887 at the 2000 census.-History:...

3 Scott Price
Scott Price
Scott Price is a Nebraska state senator from Bellevue, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. He also sits on the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce -State legislature:...

 
Bellevue
Bellevue, Nebraska
Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 50,137 at the 2010 census. Eight miles south of Omaha, Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Originally settled in the 1830s, It was the first state capitol. Bellevue was incorporated in...

4 Pete Pirsch
Pete Pirsch
Pete Pirsch is a member of the Nebraska Legislature.Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1988. He attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1992. He received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1997, and his M.B.A. from the University of...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

5 Heath Mello
Heath Mello
Heath Mello is a Nebraska state senator, accessed March 10, 2010. from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -Background:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

6 John E. Nelson
John E. Nelson
John E. Nelson is an attorney and a member of the Nebraska Legislature from Omaha, Nebraska.He was elected to the Legislature in 2006 serving Nebraska's 6th legislative district. He serves on the Appropriations Committee...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

7 Jeremy Nordquist
Jeremy Nordquist
Jeremy Nordquist is a Nebraska state senator from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, in the unicameral Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

8 Burke Harr  Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

9 Gwen Howard
Gwen Howard
Gwen Howard is a Nebraska state senator from Omaha, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature and also a social worker and adoption specialist. -Personal life:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

10 Bob Krist
Bob Krist
Robert J. “Bob” Krist is a Nebraska state senator from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature.-Personal life:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

11 Brenda Council
Brenda Council
Brenda J. Council is a labor lawyer in North Omaha, Nebraska. She is currently a Nebraska State Senator. She represents the 11th District in the Nebraska State Legislature, serving as the successor of Ernie Chambers.-Political career:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

12 Steve Lathrop
Steve Lathrop
Steve Lathrop is a member of the Nebraska Legislature from Omaha, Nebraska.-Biography:Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Lathrop is the fifth of nine children born to David and Shirley Lathrop. He attended Holy Name Catholic Elementary School, and Archbishop Rummel High School in Omaha, which later became...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

13 Tanya Cook
Tanya Cook
Tanya Cook is a Nebraska state senator from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

14 Jim Smith  Papillion
Papillion, Nebraska
Papillion is a city in Sarpy County in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is a suburb to the southwest of neighboring Omaha, and is the county seat of Sarpy County. The population of Papillion was 18,894 at the 2010 census. In 2009, Papillion was named the #3 best place to live in the United States by...

15 Charlie Janssen
Charlie Janssen
Charlie Janssen is a Nebraska state senator from Fremont, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Fremont
Fremont, Nebraska
Fremont is a city in and the county seat of Dodge County, Nebraska, United States, near Omaha in the eastern part of the state. The population was 26,397 at the 2010 census....

16 Lydia Brasch  Bancroft
Bancroft, Nebraska
Bancroft is a village in Cuming County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 520 at the 2000 census.John Neihardt, who later became Nebraska's poet laureate, lived in Bancroft for twenty years and wrote many of his works there. His study is preserved at the John G...

17 Dave Bloomfield  Hoskins
Hoskins, Nebraska
Hoskins is a village in Wayne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 283 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Hoskins is located at ....

18 Scott Lautenbaugh
Scott Lautenbaugh
Scott Lautenbaugh is a Nebraska state senator from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -Personal life:...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

19 Mike Flood
Mike Flood
Mike Flood is a Nebraska state senator from Norfolk, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature and also a broadcaster and a lawyer. In 2007, he was elected Speaker of the Legislature. -Personal life:...

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Norfolk
Norfolk, Nebraska
Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, United States, 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. The population was 24,210 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. It is the principal city of the...

20 Brad Ashford
Brad Ashford
Brad Ashford is a member of the Nebraska Legislature.Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he attended Westside High School. He received his B.A. from Colgate University in 1971. He got his J.D. from Creighton University in 1974....

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

21 Ken Haar
Ken Haar
Ken Haar is a Nebraska state senator from Malcolm, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Malcolm
Malcolm, Nebraska
Malcolm is a village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 413 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Malcolm is located at ....

22 Paul Schumacher  Columbus
Columbus, Nebraska
Columbus is a city in east central Nebraska, United States. Its population was 22,111 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Platte County.-Pre-settlement history:...

23 Chris Langemeier
Chris Langemeier
-Personal life:He was born in Schuyler, Nebraska and graduated from Schuyler Central High School and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has held many positions in the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District. He is a real estate broker and currently holds membership in many Schuyler-based...

 
Schuyler
Schuyler, Nebraska
Schuyler is a city in Colfax County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,371 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Colfax County. The city is named after former Vice President of the United States, Schuyler Colfax...

24 Greg L. Adams
Greg L. Adams
Greg L. Adams is a member of the Nebraska Legislature and teacher from York, Nebraska.Born in Columbus, Nebraska, he graduated from Wayne State College in 1974....

 
York
York, Nebraska
York is a city in York County, Nebraska, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the county seat of York County. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.-Geography:...

25 Kathy Campbell
Kathy Campbell
Kathy Campbell is a Nebraska state senator from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature...

 
Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

26 Amanda McGill
Amanda McGill
Amanda McGill is a member of the Nebraska Legislature from Lincoln, Nebraska.Born in Omaha, she graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002....

 
Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

27 Colby Coash
Colby Coash
Colby Coash is a Nebraska state senator from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

28 Bill Avery
Bill Avery
Bill Avery is an elected member of the Nebraska Legislature and a retired adjunct professor of political science, specializing in international trade and foreign relations, from Lincoln, Nebraska....

 
Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

29 Tony Fulton
Tony Fulton
Tony Fulton is a member of the Nebraska Legislature from Lincoln, Nebraska.Born in Auburn, Nebraska, he graduated from Auburn Senior High School in 1990...

 
Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

30 Norm Wallman
Norm Wallman
Norm Wallman is a member of the Nebraska Legislature from Cortland, Nebraska. Born in Gage County, Nebraska, he graduated from Cortland High School. He was elected to the Legislature in 2006 serving Nebraska's 30th legislative district-References:...

 
Cortland
Cortland, Nebraska
Cortland is a village in Gage County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 488 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Cortland is located at ....

31 Rich Pahls
Rich Pahls
Rich Pahls is a Nebraska state senator from Omaha, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature. -Personal life:He was born August 7, 1943 and graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1966 with a B.A. and in 1967 with an M.A., and from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an Ed. D in 1979...

 
Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River...

32 Russ Karpisek
Russ Karpisek
Russ Karpisek is a Nebraska state senator from Wilber, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. He is also the owner of a meat market in his hometown. -Personal life:...

 
Wilber
Wilber, Nebraska
Wilber is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,855 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Saline County. Wilber is the official "Czech Capital of the USA" and hosts an annual Czech festival in August...

33 Dennis Utter
Dennis Utter
Dennis Utter is a Nebraska state senator from Hastings, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Hastings
Hastings, Nebraska
Hastings is a city in and the county seat of Adams County, Nebraska, United States. It is the principal city of the Hastings, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Adams and Clay counties. The population was 24,907 at the 2010 census...

34 Annette M. Dubas
Annette Dubas
Annette M. Dubas is a Nebraska state senator from Fullerton, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -Personal life:...

 
Fullerton
Fullerton, Nebraska
Fullerton is a city in Nance County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,190 as of the 2010 Census. The community name is derived from cattleman Randolph Fuller.Fullerton is the county seat of Nance County.- History :...

35 Mike Gloor
Mike Gloor
Mike Gloor is a Nebraska state senator from Grand Island, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -State legislature:...

 
Grand Island
Grand Island, Nebraska
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 48,520 at the 2010 census.Grand Island is home to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center which is the sole agency responsible for training law enforcement officers throughout the state,...

36 John Wightman
John Wightman
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Lexington
Lexington, Nebraska
Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 10,230 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dawson County. Lexington is located in southern Nebraska, on the Platte River, southeast of North Platte. It sits along the route of U.S. Route 30 and the Union...

37 Galen Hadley
Galen Hadley
Galen Hadley is a Nebraska state senator and former mayor of Kearney, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature . -State legislature:...

 
Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 30,787 at the 2010 census. It is home to the University of Nebraska-Kearney....

38 Tom Carlson
Tom Carlson
Tom Carlson is a Nebraska state senator from Holdrege, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. He is also a financial advisor in Holdrege.-Personal life:...

 
Holdrege
Holdrege, Nebraska
Holdrege is a city in Phelps County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,636 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Phelps County.-Transportation:...

39 Beau McCoy
Beau McCoy
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Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
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40 Tyson Larson  O'Neill
O'Neill, Nebraska
O'Neill is a city in Holt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 3,733 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Holt County.-Geography:O'Neill is located at ....

41 Kate Sullivan
Kate Sullivan (Nebraska)
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Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, Nebraska
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42 Tom Hansen
Tom Hansen (Nebraska)
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North Platte
North Platte, Nebraska
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43 Deb Fischer
Deb Fischer
Deb Fischer is a member of the Nebraska Legislature, representing a district in the north-central portion of the state....

 
Valentine
Valentine, Nebraska
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44 Mark R. Christensen
Mark R. Christensen
Mark R. Christensen is a Nebraska state senator from Imperial, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. -Personal life:...

 
Imperial
Imperial, Nebraska
Imperial is a city in Chase County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,982 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Chase County.-History:...

45 Abbie Cornett
Abbie Cornett
Abbie Cornett is a Republican member of the Nebraska Legislature from Bellevue.Cornett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy , and Bellevue University with a degree in criminal justice . She is a retired Omaha Police...

 
Bellevue
Bellevue, Nebraska
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46 Danielle Nantkes
Danielle Nantkes
Danielle Conrad-Nantkes serves in the Nebraska State Legislature, representing District 46 on the city of Lincoln's north side. She was born on August 5, 1977, in Seward, Nebraska. Her father served as a Deputy Sheriff for over 25 years. Her mother has been a teacher at Lincoln Public Schools for...

 
Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The City of Lincoln is the capital and the second-most populous city of the US state of Nebraska. Lincoln is also the county seat of Lancaster County and the home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln's 2010 Census population was 258,379....

47 Ken Schilz
Ken Schilz
Ken Schilz is a Nebraska state senator from Ogallala, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. He and his wife, Deb, have two children, Jacob and Elizabeth. He lives in Ogallala Nebraska and helps on his family-owned farm.-State legislature:Schilz was elected in 2008 to represent the...

 
Ogallala
Ogallala, Nebraska
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 4,737 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Keith County. In the days of the Nebraska Territory, the city was a stop on the Pony Express and later along the transcontinental railroad...

48 John N. Harms
John Harms
John N. Harms is a Nebraska state senator from Scottsbluff, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature and a former President of Western Nebraska Community College. -Personal life:...

 
Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska....

49 LeRoy J. Louden
LeRoy J. Louden
LeRoy J. Louden is a Nebraska state senator from Ellsworth, Nebraska, United States. He is also a rancher. -Personal life:...

 
Ellsworth
Ellsworth, Nebraska
Ellsworth is an unincorporated community in Sheridan County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2000 census, the community had a population of 32. Ellsworth was established in the late nineteenth century as a company town for the Spade Ranch and a shipping point for cattle on the Chicago,...



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