Jeremy Nordquist

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Jeremy Nordquist
Nebraska State Senate, District 7
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 5
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sCreighton University, 2004
BirthdayNovember 10, 1981
Place of birthSioux Falls, South Dakota
Office website
Campaign website
Jeremy Nordquist (b. November 10, 1981) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Nordquist graduated from Creighton University in 2004. His professional experience includes working as an auto mechanic and a legislative aide and research analyst for state senator former John Synowiecki.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nordquist served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Nebraska Retirement Systems, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nordquist served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nordquist served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Nordquist's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Tax Relief for the Middle Class

  • Excerpt: "By supporting real property tax relief and tax cuts for our seniors, Senator Nordquist has aggressively pursued an agenda to reduce the tax burden on Nebraska's middle class and retirees."

Healthcare for Working Families

  • Excerpt: "Too many Nebraskans are uninsured and don't have the access to health care that they deserve. Others find high insurance premiums make it extremely difficult to make ends meet. Senator Nordquist is working to find ways to increase access and quality of health care without raising taxes on Nebraska families."

Education for the 21st Century

  • Excerpt: "Senator Nordquist understands that we need to provide our children with an education that prepares our children to compete for jobs in a technology-driven 21st century economy."

Safer Neighborhoods for our Families

  • Excerpt: "No Nebraska family should have to live in fear of crime in their neighborhoods. Senator Nordquist has worked with other members of the Legislature to increase punishments for violent offenders and create programs to stop violent crime before it happens."

Cleaner Energy for our Environment

  • Excerpt: "Producing clean, renewable energy should be a priority for all Nebraskans. By investing in renewable resources, we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil, reduce the pollutants we put into our air and water, and create good, high-paying jobs."



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Nordquist won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 7. Nordquist advanced past the May 15 primary election and defeated Christopher Geary in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeremy Nordquist Incumbent 70.1% 4,211
     Nonpartisan Christopher Geary 29.9% 1,792
Total Votes 6,003
Nebraska State Senate District 7 Nonpartisan Primary Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah J. Nordquist Incumbent 72.7% 1,406
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher N. Geary 17.8% 345
Adrian S. Petrescu 9.5% 183
Total Votes 1,934


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Nordquist won election to the 7th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Christopher Moles.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeremy Nordquist 4,961
Christopher Moles 1,765

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nordquist is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Nordquist raised a total of $287,510 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[5]

Jeremy Nordquist's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 7 Won $136,832
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $75,210
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 7 Won $75,468
Grand Total Raised $287,510


Nordquist won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nordquist raised a total of $136,832.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeremy Nordquist's campaign in 2012
Nebraska State Education Association$5,428
Weitz, Barb$5,300
Fire Fighters$5,000
Steamfitters & Plumbers Local 464$4,500
Nebraska Realtors Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$136,832
Source:Follow the Money


Nordquist was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Nordquist raised a total of $75,210.


Nordquist won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Nordquist raised a total of $75,468.



In 2012, Nordquist's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Mike Battershell, President of South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
  • Arnie Breslow, President of Old Market South Neighborhood Assoc.
  • Oscar Duran, President of Deer Park Neighborhood Assoc.
  • Former District 7 Senator John Synowiecki
  • Former District 7 Senator Tim Hall
  • State Senator Brad Ashford
  • State Senator Danielle Conrad
  • State Senator Annette Dubas
  • State Senator Burke Harr
  • State Senator Russ Karpisek
  • State Senator Steve Lathrop
  • State Senator Amanda McGill
  • State Senator Heath Mello
  • Former Senator Don Preister
  • City Councilman Garry Gernandt
  • City Councilman Chris Jerram
  • Nebraska's Teachers - Nebraska State Education Association


Nordquist is married to his wife, Shannon. He has been involved with the Dahlman Neighborhood Association, Knights of Columbus, LiveStrong Omaha, and the Old Market South Neighborhood Association.


Geary offer

Following the 2012 primary, [{Christopher Geary]] contacted Nordquist by e-mail, offering to remove his name from the general election ballot in exchange for payment of his campaign debts. Nordquist refused, and the legality of the proposal was questioned. Geary claimed that the Accountability and Disclosure Commission had given him the green light as long as campaign funds were not used, to which its executive director replied, "Rubbish." While state election law prohibits withdrawing from a primary election in exchange from money, it does not cover general elections. Douglas County attorney Don Kleine said that the proposal possibly fit the state bribery statute.[7]

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