|Former candidate for|
|Nebraska State Senate, District 26|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Nebraska Wesleyan University (2004)|
|J.D.||Drake University (2007)|
|Date of birth||07/13/1981|
|Place of birth||Aurora, NE|
Smoyer is currently a Lancaster County Commissioner.
Smoyer's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election took place 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 defeated Smoyer in the general election.
|Nebraska State Senate District 26, General Election, 2014|
|Nebraska State Senate, District 26 Non-Partisan Primary, 2014|
|Bob Van Valkenburg||9.8%||597|
In 2014, Smoyer's endorsements included the following:
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- Official campaign website
- Brent Smoyer on Facebook
- Brent Smoyer on Twitter
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Smoyer for Legislature, "Issues," accessed August 27, 2014
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Official Results of Nebraska Primary Election," accessed July 7, 2014
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Statewide Candidate List," accessed March 21, 2014
- Smoyer for Legislature, "Endorsements," accessed August 27, 2014