Chuck Hassebrook

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Chuck Hassebrook
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Candidate for
Governor of Nebraska
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Chuck Hassebrook is a Democratic candidate for Governor of Nebraska. He declared his candidacy for the open governor seat in June 2013.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

He ran briefly for election to the U.S. Senate in 2012, but withdrew from the race before the primary election.


Hassebrook is a University of Nebraska graduate and native of Platte Center, Nebraska. He was the Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska.[2] Hassebrook serves on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, including two terms as chair, and is current Chair of the Board of the USDA North Central Region Rural Development Center. He previously served on the Nebraska Rural Development Commission, US Department of Agriculture National Commission on Small Farms, USDA Agricultural Science and Technology Review Board and the Board Bread for the World.[3]



See also: Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2014

Hassebrook is running for Governor of Nebraska in 2014.[1] He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Hassebrook supports property tax relief instead of but is strongly opposed to Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's plan to eliminate the income tax. Hassebrook has also said during his campaign stops that he would expand preschool programs in the state because many children are not ready for kindergarten. "We have too many kids not getting what they need, and if they don't succeed, our state can't succeed," Hassebrook said. "Because, if they can't get an education then they can't contribute to our state's prosperity, in fact they're probably going to detract from it through public assistance or law enforcement and the corrections system."[4]

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"Together," May 13, 2014


See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2012

Hassebrook ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket, but dropped out of the race on March 8, 2012 when he, in his words, "came to realization that I would not succeed."[5]

Primary results

The primary took place on June 5, 2012.[6]

US Senate - Nebraska Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Kerrey 81% 66,586
Chuck Hassebrook 12% 9,886
Steven P. Lustgarten 2.6% 2,177
Larry Marvin 2.5% 2,076
Sherman Yates 1.8% 1,500
Total Votes 82,225

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