Pete Pirsch

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Pete Pirsch
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Nebraska State Senate, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2007- present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
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 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Education
High schoolOmaha Central High School, 1988
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia, 1992
Master'sUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha, College of Business, 2005
J.D.University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1997
Personal
BirthdayOctober 28, 1969
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska
ProfessionCriminal Prosecutor, City of Omaha
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pete Pirsch (b. October 28, 1969) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

He was a Republican candidate for Nebraska Attorney General in the 2014 elections. Pirsch lost in the primary election held on May 13, 2014.[1]

Biography

Pirsch earned his bachelor's degree in Government from the University of Virginia in 1992, his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska-College of Law in 1997 and his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Business in 2005. His professional experience includes working as the vice president of PBC, Inc. and as a criminal prosecutor in the city of Omaha.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Revenue

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pirsch served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Nebraska attorney general election, 2014

Pirsch ran for election to the office of Nebraska Attorney General. Pirsch lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 13, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary
Nebraska Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Peterson 35.7% 66,969
Brian Buescher 25.5% 47,892
Mike Hilgers 22.9% 42,952
Pete Pirsch 15.9% 29,875
Total Votes 187,688
Election Results Via:Nebraska Secretary of State.


2010

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Pirsch was re-elected to the 4th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate. Pirsch was unopposed in the general election.[2]

2006

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Pirsch won election to the 4th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Tony Sorrentino.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 4 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Pirsch 7,617
Tony Sorrentino 5,785

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pirsch is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Pirsch raised a total of $228,962 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[4]

Pete Pirsch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $30,163
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 4 Won $47,665
2008 Nebraska State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $56,093
2006 Nebraska State Senate, District 4 Won $95,041
Grand Total Raised $228,962

2012

Pirsch was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pirsch raised a total of $30,163.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pete Pirsch's campaign in 2012
Ricketts, J. Peter$1,000
Nebraska Telecommunications Association$1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Nebraska$1,000
Werner-Robertson, Gail$1,000
Altria$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$30,163
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pirsch won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Pirsch raised a total of $47,665.

2008

Pirsch was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Pirsch raised a total of $56,093.

2006

Pirsch won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Pirsch raised a total of $95,041.

Scorecards

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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.[5]

  • Senators are scored on children's issues.
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  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

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.

  • Senators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
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  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.
  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.

Personal

Pirsch, the son of former state senator Carol Pirsch, is married to his wife, Lori. Pirsch has been involved with the Board of the Nebraska Crime Commission, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Midlands, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, Omaha Jaycees, Omaha Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Council, Rotary Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He has served on the Nebraska Crime Commission Board and the Nelson's Creek Sanitary Improvement District 337 Board.

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Preceded by
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Nebraska State Senate District 4
2007–present
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