Bob Hilkemann

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Bob Hilkemann
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Candidate for
Nebraska State Senate, District 4
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sNebraska Wesleyan University (1969)
M.D.Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine (1976)
ProfessionPodiatrist (Retired)
Campaign website
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Robert "Bob" Hilkemann is a 2014 candidate for District 4 of the Nebraska State Senate.


Hilkemann earned his B.S from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1969 and his M.D. from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a teacher in Table Rock, Nebraska and opening a podiatry practice.[1]


Campaign themes


Hilkemann's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]


  • Excerpt: "I support tax reform of our current tax system. With the help of a new Governor and Legislature by working together to resolve this very vital issue we will establish a fair and equitable tax structure that is beneficial for all our home owners, farmers, and small business owners."


  • Excerpt: "Our children are Nebraska’s future. I will strive to continue to improve the quality of the educational opportunities for our children at all levels. From the early years through the college years we must invest in our children’s education"


  • Excerpt: "With the help from tax reform and the repeal of burdensome regulations on our small businesses we can create a robust economy that will make Nebraska more competitive and will encourage economic growth and development, resulting in creating good paying jobs for Nebraskans."

Medicaid Expansion

  • Excerpt: "The Federal Government guarantees to provide 90% of the funding for the first two years of this new program. There is no guarantee beyond 2015 that these funds will continue to be matched. I will oppose efforts to expand Medicaid, it will cost the state millions of dollars initially and has the potential of creating additional mandated spending that we cannot afford. I would like to bring my experience and background as a Doctor to the Legislature to address this very important issue, assuring that all Nebraskans have quality and affordable health care."

Mental Health

  • Excerpt: "Nebraska ranks as one of the lowest states in providing mental health care, yet one in four Nebraskans are affected by mental health challenges. We need to be open to new ways of improving access to mental health services and to developing a better plan of coordinating mental health services across Nebraska. We need to be encouraging individuals and families to seek the mental health care that they need."



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for challengers wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014, two days after the statutory deadline, which fell on a Saturday. Incumbents were required to file for election by February 18, 2014, three days after the statutory deadline, which fell on the Saturday prior to Presidents Day. Bob Hilkemann and Stacy Ryan defeated Nicholas Pestello, Steve Howard and Matt Butler in the primary election. Hilkemann and Ryan will face off in the general election.[3][4]


Hilkemann and his wife, Julie, have three children.[1]

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