|Nebraska State Senate, District 16|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Nebraska|
|Place of birth||Lincoln, Nebraska|
Brasch earned her B.S. in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Nebraska. Her professional experience includes working at the Nebraska Department of Revenue and as a farmer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brasch served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources, Vice Chair|
|• Transportation and Telecommunications|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brasch served on the following committees:
|Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General Affairs|
|• Government, Military and Veterans Affairs|
Brasch's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Taxes and Government Spending
- Excerpt:"Taxes and government spending are too high. Nebraskans are faced with skyrocketing property taxes and I will work aggressively to rein in government spending and oppose tax increases."
Agriculture and Rural Development
- Excerpt:"When elected, I will fight to protect our communities and advocate for policies that will help our local economies grow and prosper. We must retain our current business and actively recruit new development."
Faith and Family
- Excerpt:" I am proud to be pro-life, will fight to protect lives of all ages."
Brasch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "Taxes and government spending are too high. Nebraskans are faced with skyrocketing property taxes and I will work aggressively to rein in government spending and oppose tax increases."
Excerpt: "I will fight to protect our communities and advocate for policies that will help our local economies grow and prosper."
Excerpt: "I am proud to be pro-life, will fight to protect lives of all ages and am the ONLY candidate in the District 16 Legislative race to be endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life."
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 13, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for challengers wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014, two days after the statutory deadline, which fell on a Saturday. Incumbents were required to file for election by February 18, 2014, three days after the statutory deadline, which fell on the Saturday prior to Presidents Day. Incumbent Lydia Brasch will face Scott Japp in the primary election.
- See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010
|Nebraska State Senate, District 16 General election (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Brasch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brasch raised a total of $52,236 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Lydia Brasch's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Nebraska State Senate, District 16||$12,215|
|2010||Nebraska State Senate, District 16||$40,021|
|Grand Total Raised||$52,236|
2012Brasch was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brasch raised a total of $12,215.
|Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lydia Brasch's campaign in 2012|
|Nebraska Realtors Association||$1,750|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,000|
|Fischer For Legislature||$600|
|Nebraska Rural Electric Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$12,215|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Brasch won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Brasch raised a total of $40,021.
|Nebraska State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lydia Brasch's campaign in 2010|
|Ricketts, J. Peter||$3,000|
|Nebraskans For Fiscal Accountability||$1,998|
|Nebraska Cooperative Council||$1,500|
|Tompkins Development, Inc.||$1,000|
|Nebraska Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$40,021|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Brasch and her husband, Lee, have two children.
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- Nebraska State Senate
- Legislature Committees
- Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014
- Nebraska state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Nebraska Legislature
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- May 11, 2010 primary election results
- lydiabrasch.com, "Issues," accessed March 14, 2014
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Statewide Candidate List," accessed March 21, 2014
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Brasch, Lydia N." Retrieved May 22, 2013
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