Kate Sullivan

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Kate Sullivan
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Nebraska State Senate, District 41
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyNon-partisan
Compensation
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)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1975
Personal
BirthdayMarch 1, 1950
Place of birthBurwell, Nebraska
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
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Kate Sullivan (b. March 1, 1950) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Sullivan served as treasurer on the Cedar Rapids School Board.

Biography

Sullivan earned her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971 and 1975, respectively. Her professional experience includes working as a banker and business executive. She has been a member of the board of directors of Cedar Rapids State Bank, president of the Kokes Corporation family farm and vice president of Bluestem Beef, Inc.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Sullivan won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 41. Sullivan was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated Brook Curtiss in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKate Sullivan Incumbent 82% 14,062
     Nonpartisan Brook Curtiss 18% 3,088
Total Votes 17,150

2008

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sullivan won election to the 41st District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Paul Eurek.[5]

Nebraska State Senate, District 41 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kate Sullivan 8,174
Paul Eurek 7,714

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sullivan is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sullivan raised a total of $163,133 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

Kate Sullivan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 41 Won $71,801
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 41 Not up for election $24,908
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 41 Won $66,424
Grand Total Raised $163,133

2012

Sullivan won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sullivan raised a total of $71,801.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kate Sullivan's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Bankers Association$4,841
Nebraska Realtors Association$3,250
Nebraska State Education Association$3,129
Nebraska Optometric Association$2,662
Altria$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$71,801
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sullivan was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sullivan raised a total of $24,908.

2008

Sullivan won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sullivan raised a total of $66,424.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[7]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

Personal

Sullivan and her husband, Michael, have two children.[2]

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Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 41
2009–present
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