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Janet Stewart

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Janet Stewart
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Nebraska Attorney General
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
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Janet Stewart (born July 18, 1949, in Omaha, Nebraska) was a Democratic candidate for Nebraska Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1] Janet Stewart lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

She was also a 2010 candidate for the statewide office of secretary of state, challenging Republican incumbent John Gale for the position.[2] Ten months later, however, Stewart lost significantly in the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 after receiving only thirty percent of the vote.

Stewart is currently a private practice attorney operating out of Fremont, Nebraska.


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Nebraska-Omaha (1971) in economics
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Creighton University School of Law (1975)
  • Master's degree, University of Nebraska-Omaha (1992) in social work

Professional experience

Straight out of law school, Stewart worked as both the clerk and the executive director of the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations, remaining in the position until 1980. For over twenty years, from 1980 until 2004, she served as an attorney for the Mutual of Omaha Companies. In 2007, Stewart joined her husband's Fremont-based private practice law firm, Register Law Office.

Other roles

  • Parent Aide Worker/Counselor, Child Saving Institute (1988-1989)
  • Co-facilitator, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center (1992-1994)
  • Board Member, Foster Care Review Board IV-D (1993-1994)
  • Panel Participant, Dispute Resolution Section - American Bar Association (1994)
  • Volunteer Mediator, Nebraska Justice Center (1994-2001)
  • Secretary, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Nebraska State Bar Association (2003)



See also: Nebraska attorney general election, 2014

Stewart ran for election to the office of Nebraska Attorney General. Stewart won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014 against Allan Eurek.[1][3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.



Nebraska Attorney General, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Stewart 72.3% 47,151
Allan Eurek 27.7% 18,083
Total Votes 65,234
Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.
General election
Attorney General of Nebraska, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Peterson 66.1% 339,846
     Democratic Janet Stewart 33.9% 174,614
Total Votes 514,460
Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

Stewart's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2014 race:

I am ready to put my experience managing litigation for a major Nebraska business to work for all Nebraska. My experience practicing law in Nebraska state and federal courts gives me a solid foundation from which to vigorously represent the interests of our state. I intend to follow the example of Attorney General Robert Spire, a nonpartisan and ethical lawyer, who elevated the standards of the office. Partisan politics and divisive ideologies compromise sound legal analysis and decisions. Electing an Attorney General with no aspirations to advance a political agenda, or run for higher office gives Nebraskans the legal representation they deserve. Managing Nebraska’s litigation and the Attorney General’s office with experienced legal and business skills will conserve state resources saving taxpayer dollars. [4]

—Janet Stewart's campaign website, (2014), [5]


See also: Nebraska Secretary of State election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
  • Janet Stewart ran unopposed in this contest
2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John A. Gale 69.8%
     Democratic Party Janet Stewart 30.2%
Total Votes 467,995


2004 Race for United States House of Representatives - Democratic Primary[7]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Matt Connealy (D) 50.2%
Janet Stewart (D) 33.4%
Charlie Matulka (D) 9.3%
Phil Chase (D) 7.1%
Total votes 29,494

Campaign contributions

2004 Race for United States House of Representatives - Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $62,526
Total Raised by Primary Opponent N/A
Total Raised by Gen. Election Opponent N/A
Top 5 Contributors Janet Stewart $11,000 (17.6% of Total)
Janet Stewart $10,000 (16.0%)
Janet Stewart $5,000 (8.0%)
Janet Stewart $4,000 (6.4%)
Jodene D'Adamo $2,000 (3.2%)
Individuals v. Institutions $22,517 (36.0%)
$40,009 (64.0%)
In v. Outside State $39,595 (89.7%)
$22,931 (10.3%)


Stewart's SOS Campaign logo

Stewart currently resides in Fremont, Nebraska with her husband, Richard Register. The couple has had one child and four grandchildren.

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