Mike Flood

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Mike Flood
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Nebraska State Senate, District 19
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyNonpartisan
Leadership
Speaker, Nebraska State Legislature
2007–2013
Elections and appointments
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1997
J.D.University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2001
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1975
Place of birthOmaha, NE
ProfessionLawyer
CandidateVerification
Mike Flood (b. February 23, 1975) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 19 from 2005 to 2013. He served as Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature from 2007 to 2013.

Biography

Flood earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001. His professional experience includes working as a lawyer and a broadcaster.[1]

In 2010, Flood was highlighted by Time Magazine as one of 40 leaders under the age of 40 considered "rising stars of American politics."[2]

Elections

2014

Nebraska gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

On November 12, 2012, Flood announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Nebraska in 2014 when incumbent Dave Heineman is prevented by term limits from running for re-election.[3] Then on December 6th of the same year, Flood withdrew his bid after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.[4] In July 2013, Flood announced that, even though his wife was finishing cancer treatment and was considered to be cancer-free, he would not return to the race as a precautionary measure.[5]

2012

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Flood was ineligible to run because of term-limits.

2008

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Flood won re-election to the 19th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Daniel Barrows.[6]

Nebraska State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Flood 12,838
Daniel Barrows 835

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Flood collected $58,521 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $4,000
Nebraska Realtors Association $2,500
Nebraska Bankers Association $2,352
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry $2,102
Nebraska Optometric Association $2,000

Personal

Flood has a wife, Mandi. Flood has a history of involvement with a number of organizations, including the Lavitsef, Incorporated, Madison Community Club, Madison County Agricultural Society, Madison County Bar Association, Madison County Red Cross, Nebraska Broadcasters Association, Nebraska County Bar Association, Norfolk Community Healthcare Clinic, Norfolk Rotary Club and the Norfolk Youth Leadership Council.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Tyson
Nebraska State Senate District 19
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Jim Scheer