Dennis Utter

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Dennis Utter
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Nebraska State Senate District 33
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
First elected2008
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1961
Master'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1964
Date of birthFebruary 21, 1939
Place of birthWheatland, WY
ProfessionOfficer/Chairman, Adams County Bank
Dennis Utter was a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 33 from 2008 until his death on December 27, 2011.

Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, Sen. Utter was mayor of McCook, NE.


Utter graduated from the Colorado School of Banking, earned his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Wyoming in 1961 and earned his M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wyoming in 1964. His professional experience included work as a retired bank executive and as a farm manager for First National Bank and Trust Company from 1961 to 1963.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Utter served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Utter served on these committees:



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Utter won election to the 33rd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Chuck Shoemaker.[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Utter 7,442
Chuck Shoemaker 6,881

Campaign donors


In 2008, Utter collected $77,389 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Bankers Association $6,500
Nebraska Farm Bureau $3,270
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry $3,019
Gottsch Cattle Co $3,000
Nebraska PAC $2,500


Utter and his wife, Kathryn, have three children. Utter was involved with a number of organizations, including the Adams County Senior Servies, Kenesaw Community Club, Kenesaw Public Schools Foundation, Mary Lanning Healthcare Foundation, Nebraska Bankers Association, Nebraska Bankers Association/American Bankers Association and the University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Councilors.[1]

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Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Les Seiler