Jeremy Nordquist

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Jeremy Nordquist
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Nebraska State Senate, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$123/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)
Education
Bachelor'sCreighton University, 2004
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1981
Place of birthSioux Falls, South Dakota
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Nebraska Retirement Systems, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."

Elections

2012

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

2008

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

2012

Nordquist won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nordquist raised a total of $136,832.

2010

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

2008

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

Endorsements

2012

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

Personal

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.

Controversies

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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Nebraska State Senate District 7
2009–present
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