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
Master'sUniversity of Wyoming
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1939
Place of birthWheatland, WY
ProfessionOfficer/Chairman, Adams County Bank
Dennis Utter (b. February 21, 1939) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 33 from 2008 until his death on December 27, 2011.

Born February 21, 1939 in Wheatland, Wyoming, Dennis Utter is a retired bank executive from Adams County, Nebraska. He is a graduate of University of Wyoming (B.S. in agriculture), 1961 and (M.S. in agricultural economics) 1964. Prior to his election to the Nebraska Legislature, Sen. Utter was mayor of McCook, NE.[1]

Utter graduated from the Colorado School of Banking, earned his Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from the University of Wyoming, and earned his M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wyoming.

Utter began his professional experience in 1961 as a farm manager for the First National Bank and Trust Company. His work as a farm manager ended in 1963 when he began working as executive vice president and director for McCook National Bank. His service there ended in 1978 when he began working in a similar position for Adams County bank, which is his current occupation.

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.

Committee assignments


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


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



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.

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Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Les Seiler