Paul Schumacher

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Paul Schumacher
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Nebraska State Senate, District 22
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
County Attorney, Platte County Nebraska
1979-1987
Education
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University, 1973
J.D.Georgetown University, 1976
Personal
BirthdayApril 4, 1951
Place of birthColumbus, Nebraska
ProfessionVice President, Community Internet Systems, Incorporated
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Paul Schumacher (b. April 4, 1951) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Schumacher earned his A.A. in History at Platte College in 1971, B.S. in speech/psychology/general science at Fort Hays State University in 1973, and J.D. from Georgetown University in 1976. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, co-founder of Community Internet Systems, and president of Community Lottery Systems.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schumacher served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Revenue, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On January 22, 2013, Schumacher introduced LB 412, his proposed "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act." The bill would ban law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for gathering information with exceptions for counter-terrorism operations. LB 412 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee, which set the bill's first hearing for February 14, 2013.[2][3]

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Paul Schumacher defeated Douglas Liewer in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary election.[4][5]

2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Schumacher won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Mike Moser.[6]

Nebraska State Senate, District 22 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Schumacher 4,974
Mike Moser 4,558

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schumacher is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Schumacher raised a total of $37,675 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Paul Schumacher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $0
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 22 Won $37,675
Grand Total Raised $37,675

2010

Schumacher won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Schumacher raised a total of $37,675.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 1st Session from January 9 to June 5. In 2014, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 103rd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 8 to April 17.[8]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was in its 102nd Legislature, 1st Session from January 5 to June 8. In 2012, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature was its 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session from January 4 to April 18.

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Personal

Schumacher and his wife, Michele, have two children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Arnie Stuthman
Nebraska State Senate District 22
2011–present
Succeeded by
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