Brett Lindstrom

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Brett Lindstrom
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Nebraska State Senate, District 18
In office
January 7, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 0
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
High schoolMillard West High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
Place of birthLincoln, Nebraska
ProfessionFinancial Analyst
Office website
Campaign website
Brett Lindstrom is a member of the Nebraska State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Lindstrom was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska. He was defeated by incumbent Lee Terry in the primary on May 15, 2012.[1]

Brett Lindstrom for Congress campaign logo.


Lindstrom earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, where he played football and served as a Unity Council representative. His professional experience includes working as a financial advisor.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Lindstrom served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2015
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Natural Resources


Campaign themes


In an interview with radio station KIOS, Lindstrom said he wants to end the income, death and social security taxes.[3]



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. J. Michael Tesar and Brett Lindstrom defeated Joe Vaughn and Chad Adams in the primary election. Lindstrom defeated Tesar in the general election.[4][5]

Nebraska State Senate District 18, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Lindstrom 54.9% 4,907
     Independent J. Michael Tesar 45.1% 4,031
Total Votes 8,938
Nebraska State Senate, District 18 Non-Partisan Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Lindstrom 45.8% 1,689
Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Michael Tesar 35.2% 1,301
Joe Vaughn 12.2% 449
Chad Adams 6.8% 252
Total Votes 3,691


See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Lindstrom ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Nebraska's 2nd District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by incumbent Lee Terry in the primary on May 15, 2012.[6]

Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry 59.5% 27,998
Brett Lindstrom 22.8% 10,753
Jack Heidel 11.5% 5,406
Glenn Freeman 4% 1,885
Paul Anderson 2.2% 1,051
Total Votes 47,093

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lindstrom is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lindstrom raised a total of $70,052 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 8, 2015.[7]

Brett Lindstrom's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District Defeated $70,052
Grand Total Raised $70,052


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Lindstrom lost the election for the 2nd Congressional District in 2012. During that election cycle, Lindstrom raised a total of $70,052.


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Lindstrom and his wife, Colette, have one daughter.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Lautenbaugh
Nebraska State Senate District 18
January 7, 2015-present
Succeeded by