Annette Dubas

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Annette Dubas
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Nebraska State Senate, District 34
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1956
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska
ProfessionFarmer, rancher
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Annette Dubas (b. February 5, 1956) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Dubas briefly ran for election to Governor of Nebraska in 2014 but dropped out before the Democratic primary.[1][2]

Dubas served on the Fullerton Public Schools Board of Education and the Nance County Planning and Zoning Board.

Biography

Dubas attended Columbus Beauty College in 1975. Her professional experience includes working as a farmer and rancher.[3][4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dubas served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources
Transportation and Telecommunications, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dubas served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dubas served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014

Dubas dropped out of the race for Governor of Nebraska in the 2014 elections in November, 2013.[5] Dubas spoke to the Nebraska Radio network when she announced her run stating “I’ve demonstrated my ability to listen, to reach out to my constituents. I’ve proven that I can win. I represent a very Republican district, but I have proven that I am a senator that listens to all people and that’s willing to work with everybody to move policy forward that works for Nebraskans.”[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

In the press conference where she announced her withdrawal, Dubas said, “It was just the stress of running a statewide campaign, being away from home, trying to juggle everything. It is a lot of things that are very demanding and it just got to the point where it was unmanageable.”[2]

Issues

Dubas said that four issues stood out in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign: taxes, renewable energy, economic development and infrastructure. She felt that by not passing unfunded mandates, and providing enough funding for education, local residents would not have to deal with tax hikes and high property taxes. Dubas would like Nebraska to pursue renewable energy and infrastructure improvements that include bringing broad-band to the rural parts of the state. She planned to build upon the successful agriculture industry to promote more economic development and workforce training.[1]

Same Sex Marriage

Dubas is in support of same sex marriage. Dubas's brother, Martin Steele, came out to her and her family after going through a self-destructive period when he felt he had to keep his sexual orientation a secret. Dubas does not want to skirt this issue and instead hopes to give it more attention so that she can help demolish the fear about coming out in small Nebraska towns. “I know I represent lots of families across the state who feel like they can't talk about it publicly." Dubas told the Journal Star.[6]

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Dubas was re-elected to the 34th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Brandon Hunnicutt.[7]

Nebraska State Senate, District 34 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Annette Dubas 8,021
Brandon Hunnicutt 2,174

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Dubas won election to the 34th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Greg Senkbile.[8]

Nebraska State Senate, District 34 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Annette Dubas 7,084
Greg Senkbile 6,843

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dubas is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dubas raised a total of $179,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[9]

Annette Dubas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $8,990
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 34 Won $58,554
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 34 Not up for election $35,901
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 34 Won $76,414
Grand Total Raised $179,859

2012

Dubas was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dubas raised a total of $8,990.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Annette Dubas's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Hospital Association$1,000
AT&T$750
HDR Engineering$500
AFLAC$300
Nebraska Chiropractors Physicians Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$8,990
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dubas won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dubas raised a total of $58,554.

2008

Dubas was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dubas raised a total of $35,901.

2006

Dubas won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Dubas raised a total of $76,414.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[10]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
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  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

Personal

Dubas and her husband, Ronald, have four children. Dubas has been involved with the District 2 Farmers Union, National Farmers Union Policy Development Committee, Friends of the Constitution, and Mid Nebraska People Responding In Defense of our Environment (PRIDE).[4]

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Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 34
2007–present
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