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Lydia Brasch

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Lydia Brasch
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Nebraska State Senate, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
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
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
Personal
Birthday07/14/1953
Place of birthLincoln, Nebraska
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lydia Brasch is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Brasch's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

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."

2010

Brasch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Taxes

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

Excerpt: "I will fight to protect our communities and advocate for policies that will help our local economies grow and prosper."

  • Family

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."

Elections

2014

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.[2]

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brasch won election to the 16th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating the incumbent Kent Rogert.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 16 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Lydia Brasch 4,796
Kent Rogert 4,300

Campaign donors

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.[4]

Lydia Brasch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $12,215
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 16 Won $40,021
Grand Total Raised $52,236

2012

Brasch was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brasch raised a total of $12,215.

2010

Brasch won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Brasch raised a total of $40,021.

Personal

Brasch and her husband, Lee, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kent Rogert
Nebraska State Senate District 16
2011–present
Succeeded by
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