Bill Kintner

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Bill Kintner
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Nebraska State Senate District 2
In office
January 9, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sWright State University
ProfessionSales/market research
Office website
Campaign website
Bill Kintner is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013


UN Agenda 21

On January 22, 2013, Kintner introduced LB482, which would prevent the state from "adopting policy recommendations that infringe on private property rights without due process as prescribed." The bill comes in response to Agenda 21, a non-binding United Nations environmental land-use treaty which conservatives argue diminishes national and state sovereignty, as well as property rights. Kintner also expressed practical opposition to Agenda 21, saying that plans for urban "green space" were not optimal, and that the program would be "catastrophic to the state" by converting farmland to wilderness. Fellow legislator Ernie Chambers decried the bill as being "in the category of those people who wear tin-foil hats for protection from I don't know what," as well as "monkey-see, monkey do legislation," noting similar legislation in other states. Another legislator, Danielle Conrad, said: "Those concerned about these issues demonstrate a fundamental misunderstanding of our system of government and a clear disregard for well-established constitutional protections for private property rights."[1]

Campaign themes


Kintner's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to continuing the effort to keep our state’s economy diverse and vibrant. We need to provide opportunities to maintain and expand high quality jobs for our citizens with a tax and regulatory structure that encourages investment. "


  • Excerpt: "I believe one part of the problem with our high property taxes involves the property tax assessment practices. I am absolutely opposed to how the Sarpy County Assessor is valuing the farm site/first acre and I will introduce a state law change to limit assessors’ authority in that area."


  • Excerpt: " I will work to sustain the dynamic public, private and home school educational opportunities for our children. I want to make sure our families and educators have all the tools they need to provide a high quality education."

Balanced Budget Amendment

  • Excerpt: "I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If Congress passes one, it will then be sent to the states for ratification. I will immediately introduce it in the Legislature and work diligently to make sure it is ratified. "



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

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 take 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 Bill Kintner and Ron Nolte defeated Mel Luetchens in the primary election. Kintner and Nolte will face off in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Kintner won election in the 2012 election for District 2 of the Nebraska Unicameral. He advanced past the May 15 primary election and defeated Paul Lambert in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Nebraska State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBill Kintner 51.2% 8,171
     Nonpartisan Paul Lambert Incumbent 48.8% 7,798
Total Votes 15,969
Nebraska State Senate District 2 Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngR. Paul Lambert Incumbent 28.4% 1,624
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Kintner 22.1% 1,266
Ron Nolte 18.6% 1,064
Mel Luetchens 16.5% 943
Robyn Larson 12.8% 733
Robert Howard 1.7% 98
Total Votes 5,728

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kintner is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kintner raised a total of $41,435 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[7]

Bill Kintner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 2 Won $41,435
Grand Total Raised $41,435


Kintner won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kintner raised a total of $41,435.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Kintner's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Optometric Association$1,500
Abboud Law Firm$1,211
Haltom, John$1,100
Daub, Hal$1,100
Bonn, Kyoung A.$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$41,435
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Lambert
Nebraska State Senate District 2
Succeeded by