|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Place of birth||Lincoln, Nebraska|
Knebel is a licensed futures broker with TD Ameritrade. He also serves as a board member with View Point Television.
- Bachelor's degree, political science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
|Nebraska Treasurer, 2014|
|Republican||Don Stenberg Incumbent||68.1%||357,474|
|Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.|
Knebel's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2014 race:
As Nebraska State Treasurer, Mike will focus on the following issues:
The Nebraska Education Savings Trust (NEST) is one of the top-ranked 529 college savings programs in the country. Mike will work to make sure these plans can be 100% funded so that an unfunded liability for the state is not created. Mike will also work to ensure that the state website mentions all available forms of funding for college.
In addition, Mike will work to create programs that educate high school students on financial literacy, and will look at having this education available in a free and open site available so that students have greater access to this information.
He will also look into partnering with educational programs such as Rich Dad and Dave Ramsey so that students and parents can better understand their financial choices and options.
Under Section 54-635 of the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act, Mike will lobby for the removal of the cash fund, and a switch to a $1 charge on licensing. This $1 fee will then go into the Cash Fund and will be either reinvested or used for operation fees for the Act. Mike will oppose any additional fees charged by the state, and where applicable, will remove them.
Unclaimed Property and Paperless Systems
Electronic payments and unclaimed property requests sent to the state should have the ability to be done without having to fax in a registration form.
The types of electronic payments received by the state should be expanded, and the state website should be more accessible, easier to navigate, make payments, and receive information. The State Treasury should also allow payments in Bitcoin.
Currently, the Treasury does not have a website compatible with mobile devices. The state systems should be upgraded, and an easy-to-use mobile site should be created.
An audit of the information currently available on the website, as well as the level of security of the website, should be undertaken.
Long Term Care Savings
Mike advocates the abolishing of long term care savings plans, as it is a narrow way to save for these types of situations and puts too many restrictions on money that the individual may or may not need for long term care. There are many other plans out there, and removal of this one will save the state time and money, as well as allowing Nebraskans more freedom in their choices for saving and investing.
Planning for the financial future of Nebraska
Mike, in conjunction with the state investment council, will review how state funds are managed in order to prepare for increasing interest rates and reassess where funds are invested and how the state’s investment portfolio is structured. He will make sure that all funds in the state are secured and invested in areas that have an appropriate amount of risk/reward for taxpayers.
Public Record Law
Having to go to a government office or submit a written request in order to obtain access to public state records is something that can be cumbersome and cut down on research time.Mike will work to make all state public records available through secure data sources and that no fees or paperwork will be required to access these records.
Mike will work with the state to create a payment system for child support that can be fair and lenient on good fathers. He will encourage removal of late fees and interest as long as payments are completed within an acceptable, to-be-determined, time frame.
Credit Fraud Research
Mike, in conjunction with the State Auditor, will aim to create an easy and efficient way to challenge credit fraud and challenge deceitful collection agencies. 
—Michael Knebel's campaign website, (2014) 
Knebel and his wife have two children.
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- Nebraska Secretary of State, 2014 Candidate Filings, accessed March 3, 2014
- Elect Michael Knebel, "About Mike," accessed September 11, 2014
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- Elect Michael Knebel, "The Issues," accessed September 11, 2014
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