|Nebraska State Senate, District 8|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Bachelor's||University of St. Thomas, 1994|
|J.D.||University of Notre Dame Law School, 1998|
|Birthday||October 13, 1971|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
Harr earned his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1998. His professional experience includes working as a founding partner at Flatwater Strategies and as an attorney at Kutak Rock and Douglas County Attorney's Office.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harr served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Labor, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harr served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Labor|
Harr's website highlighted the following campaign issues:
- Excerpt: "Burke Harr is firmly committed to strengthening Nebraska’s laws to make sure that those who seek to destroy our families and communities by perpetrating horrendous acts will be met with swift and certain accountability through our criminal justice system."
- Excerpt: "Burke understands that government must run more like a business. In tough economic times, businesses cut back on unneeded expenses. We must look to eliminate unnecessary positions, obtain efficiencies through innovation and technology and consolidate where possible."
- Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Burke understands the importance that small businesses play in making our economy strong. Burke also has years of experience working on legal matters for some of our country’s major businesses."
- Excerpt: "Burke understands that we are at a crossroads in education. The stakes could never be higher. Nearly two-thirds of our property tax payments goes to fund Education, but it seems that the problems in our schools are only multiplying."
- Excerpt: "Burke understands that the existing state and federal laws are thwarting wind energy development. Burke is committed to creating legislation that will allow our public power districts and private industries to overcome the obstacles that have stymied this industry."
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 8 General election (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Harr is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Harr raised a total of $152,354 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Burke Harr's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nebraska State Senate, District 8||$53,087|
|2010||Nebraska State Senate, District 8||$99,267|
|Grand Total Raised||$152,354|
2012Harr was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harr raised a total of $53,087.
|Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Burke Harr's campaign in 2012|
|Nebraska Association Of Trial Attorneys||$2,500|
|Nebraska Optometric Association||$2,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$2,000|
|Nebraska State Education Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$53,087|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Harr won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Harr raised a total of $99,267.
|Nebraska State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Burke Harr's campaign in 2010|
|Harr, Burke J.||$10,750|
|Harr, Allison Oaks||$2,500|
|Harr, Steven Daniel||$2,500|
|Nebraska State AFL-CIO||$2,100|
|Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$2,031|
|Total Raised in 2010||$99,267|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Harr and his wife, Jennifer, have one child.
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- Tax committee recommends slow reform - Sioux City Journal
- Tax committee recommends slow reform rather than shock and awe changes - Fremont Tribune
- Iowa's ESOP success is getting Nebraska's attention - Omaha World-Herald
- Omaha event honors JFK's legacy as a worldwide source of inspiration - Omaha World-Herald
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- May 11, 2010 primary election results
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