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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election took place 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
2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates

In four of the 25 districts up for election in 2014, one candidate ran unopposed in the general election, guaranteeing election barring unforeseen circumstances. Two of the four entirely unopposed candidates ran 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:

Retiring incumbents

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

A total of 17 incumbents, all of whom were term-limited, did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

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

District 2

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Independent Bill Kintner: 7,244 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Ron Nolte: 4,487

District 3 (two-year term)

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Carol Blood: 4,179
Independent Tommy Garrett: 4,845 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Note: Incumbent Pete Pirsch did not seek 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: 6,698 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Stacy Ryan: 4,983

District 6

Note: Incumbent John Nelson did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent John Stalnaker: 5,401
Independent Joni Craighead: 5,726 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Burke Harr: 4,834 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Gwenn Aspen: 3,916

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: 7,988 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Note: Incumbent Steve Lathrop did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Merv Riepe: 5,622 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Greg Hosch: 3,167

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: 8,475 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Lydia Brasch: 7,786 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Scott Japp: 3,868

District 18

Note: Incumbent Scott Lautenbaugh did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent J. Michael Tesar: 4,031
Independent Brett Lindstrom: 4,907 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Note: Incumbent Brad Ashford did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent John McCollister: 6,409 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Matt Lathrop: 5,898

District 22

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Paul Schumacher: 7,743 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Douglas Liewer: 2,159

District 24

Note: Incumbent Greg Adams did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Mark Kolterman: 7,971 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Kirk Tesar: 1,937

District 26

Note: Incumbent Amanda McGill did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Brent Smoyer: 4,442
Independent Matt Hansen: 5,376 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Note: Incumbent Bill Avery did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Dallas Jones: 4,706
Independent Patty Pansing Brooks: 7,481 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Note: Incumbent Norm Wallman did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Roy Baker: 6,565 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Bob Tiemann: 5,147

District 32

Note: Incumbent Russ Karpisek did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Laura Ebke: 6,102 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Phil Hardenburger: 5,941

District 34

Note: Incumbent Annette Dubas did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Curt Friesen: 8,853 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Note: Incumbent John Wightman did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Matt Williams: 7,599 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Luis Sotelo: 2,148

District 38

Note: Incumbent Tom Carlson did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent John Kuehn: 9,933 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

May 13 primary:

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Tyson Larson: 8,511 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Keith Kube: 4,179

District 42

Note: Incumbent Thomas Hansen did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Roric Paulman: 5,008
Independent Michael Groene: 5,322 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Note: Incumbent Mark Christensen did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Dan Hughes: 6,924 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Steve Stroup: 5,189

District 46

Note: Incumbent Danielle Conrad did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Adam Morfeld: 3,073 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent James Michael Bowers: 1,427

District 48

Note: Incumbent John Harms did not seek re-election due to term limits.

May 13 primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Independent Mike Meister: 2,757
Independent John Stinner, Sr.: 6,484 Green check mark transparent.png

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