Brent Smoyer

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Brent Smoyer
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Candidate for
Nebraska State Senate, District 26
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sNebraska Wesleyan University (2004)
J.D.Drake University (2007)
Personal
Birthday07/13/1981
Place of birthAurora, NE
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brent Smoyer is a 2014 candidate for District 26 of the Nebraska State Senate.

Smoyer is currently a Lancaster County Commissioner.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Smoyer's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt: "I am the only candidate in Legislative District #26 who has voted to lower property taxes. As a State Senator, I will continue fighting to lower taxes for hard working Nebraskans. We should start by abolishing taxes on social security."

Education

  • Excerpt: "The Legislature's constitutional obligation to provide a quality education will be a top priority. Lincoln's kids deserve the very best, and I will fight to ensure that our schools have the resources they need to provide a quality education."

Bi-Partisanship

  • Excerpt: "Partisan extremists have ground government to a halt at all levels. I will ignore party labels, reach across partisan divides, and put the people of Lincoln first. I believe in the proud nonpartisan tradition of our Unicameral."

Service

  • Excerpt: "Having grown up tied to a small business, I learned first-hand from my parents the importance of customer service. If elected, I plan to make serving my constituents a top priority. I will have an open door policy and will work to address any and all issues brought to me by the people of Legislative District #26."

Economy & Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "I will make job creation a top priority in order to ensure that the people of Northeast Lincoln have quality jobs that can help them provide for their families. Having returned to Nebraska after a short time away for schooling, I know first-hand about choosing to live "The Good Life." I would like see more young people make that choice and will work to advance efforts to create the quality jobs for those who want to stay or return."

Elections

2014

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. Matt Hansen and Brent Smoyer defeated Larry Weixelman, Bob Van Valkenburg and Justin Valencia in the primary election. Hansen and Smoyer will face off in the general election.[2][3]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Smoyer's endorsements include the following:[4]

  • Lincoln Independent Business Association
  • City Councilman Roy Christensen
  • City Councilman Trent Fellers
  • City Councilman Jon Camp
  • State Senator Scott Lautenbaugh

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