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Les Seiler
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Nebraska State Senate, District 33
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 3
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 electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 14, 2012
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Office website
Les Seiler is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 33. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 23, 2012.


Seiler earned his J.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1966. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer and senior partner at the firm of Seiler and Parker, as well as assistant general counsel for Metropolitan Utilities District. Seiler served in the Nebraska National Guard.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Seiler served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary, Chair
Transportation and Telecommunications


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Seiler served on the following committees:



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Seiler won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 33. Seiler was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated Marvin Butch Hughes in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLes Seiler Incumbent 65% 8,867
     Nonpartisan Marvin Butch Hughes 35% 4,785
Total Votes 13,652

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Seiler is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Seiler raised a total of $63,436 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[3]

Les Seiler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 33 Won $63,436
Grand Total Raised $63,436


Seiler won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Seiler raised a total of $63,436.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Les Seiler's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Bankers Association$3,024
Seiler, Bradley$2,500
Nebraska Hospital Association$2,500
Nebraska Society Of Certified Public Accountants$2,024
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$2,024
Total Raised in 2012$63,436
Source:Follow the Money


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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.[4]

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Preceded by
Dennis Utter
Nebraska State Senate District 33
Succeeded by