Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

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Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Nebraska State Senate
Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will be held 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.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nebraska Senate, a candidate must be:[1]

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A resident of Nebraska, and specifically a resident of the legislative district he or she wishes to serve, for at least one year prior to the general election
  • Must not have ever been convicted of a felony
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Unopposed candidates

In four of the 25 districts up for election in 2014, one candidate will run unopposed in the general election, guaranteeing election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Two of the four entirely unopposed candidates are running for open seats.

Primary challenges

One incumbent faced primary competition on May 13. While five others were on the primary ballot with a challenger, the lack of a third candidate left them effectively unopposed. The state senator that faced primary competition was:

  • District 2: Incumbent Bill Kintner faced Ron Nolte and Mel Luetchens in the primary. According to unofficial results, Kitner won the primary, but the second spot in the general election is still undecided. Unofficial results put Nolte ahead of Luetchens by 170 votes.[2]

Retiring incumbents

See also: List of state legislative incumbents not running for re-election in 2014

A total of 17 incumbents, all of whom have been term-limited, will not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Current Office
Pete Pirsch District 4
John Nelson District 6
Steve Lathrop District 12
Scott Lautenbaugh District 18
Brad Ashford District 20
Greg Adams District 24
Amanda McGill District 26
Bill Avery District 28
Norm Wallman District 30
Russ Karpisek District 32
Annette Dubas District 34
John Wightman District 36
Tom Carlson District 38
Thomas Hansen District 42
Mark Christensen District 44
Danielle Conrad District 46
John Harms District 48

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on October 14, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 2

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Independent Bill Kintner
Independent Ron Nolte

District 3 (two-year term)

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Carol Blood
Independent Tommy Garrett

District 4

Note: Incumbent Pete Pirsch is not seeking re-election due to term limits. Rich Hurley withdrew prior to the filing deadline.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Bob Hilkemann
Independent Stacy Ryan

District 6

Note: Incumbent John Nelson is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent John Stalnaker
Independent Joni Craighead

District 8

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Burke Harr
Independent Gwenn Aspen

District 10

May 13 primary:

  • Bob Krist: 3,636 Approveda- Incumbent Krist first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Bob Krist

District 12

Note: Incumbent Steve Lathrop is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Merv Riepe
Independent Greg Hosch

District 14

May 13 primary:

  • Jim Smith: 3,804 Approveda- Incumbent Smith first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Jim Smith

District 16

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Lydia Brasch
Independent Scott Japp

District 18

Note: Incumbent Scott Lautenbaugh is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent J. Michael Tesar
Independent Brett Lindstrom

District 20

Note: Incumbent Brad Ashford is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent John McCollister
Independent Matt Lathrop

District 22

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Paul Schumacher
Independent Douglas Liewer

District 24

Note: Incumbent Greg Adams is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Mark Kolterman
Independent Kirk Tesar

District 26

Note: Incumbent Amanda McGill is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Brent Smoyer
Independent Matt Hansen

District 28

Note: Incumbent Bill Avery is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Dallas Jones
Independent Patty Pansing Brooks

District 30

Note: Incumbent Norm Wallman is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Roy Baker
Independent Bob Tiemann

District 32

Note: Incumbent Russ Karpisek is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Laura Ebke
Independent Phil Hardenburger

District 34

Note: Incumbent Annette Dubas is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Curt Friesen

District 36

Note: Incumbent John Wightman is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Matt Williams
Independent Luis Sotelo

District 38

Note: Incumbent Tom Carlson is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent John Kuehn

District 40

May 13 primary:

Note: Bruce Boettcher was removed from the ballot before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Tyson Larson
Independent Keith Kube

District 42

Note: Incumbent Thomas Hansen is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Roric Paulman
Independent Michael Groene

District 44

Note: Incumbent Mark Christensen is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Dan Hughes
Independent Steve Stroup

District 46

Note: Incumbent Danielle Conrad is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Adam Morfeld
Independent James Michael Bowers

District 48

Note: Incumbent John Harms is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Mike Meister
Independent John Stinner, Sr.

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