Jim Scheer

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Jim Scheer
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Nebraska State Senate District 19
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 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1953
Place of birthNorfolk, Nebraska
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Jim Scheer (b. September 19, 1953) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Scheer earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1976. His professional experience includes owning an insurance agency.

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Government, Military and Veterans Affairs



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Scheer won election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 19. Scheer was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated William Goodpasture in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJim Scheer 77.6% 10,441
     Nonpartisan William Goodpasture 22.4% 3,014
Total Votes 13,455

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scheer is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Scheer raised a total of $82,684 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[3]

Jim Scheer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 19 Won $39,734
2010 Nebraska Board of Education, District 3 Not up for election $0
2008 Nebraska Board of Education, District 3 Won $0
2004 Nebraska Board of Education, District 3 Won $42,950
Grand Total Raised $82,684


Scheer won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Scheer raised a total of $39,734.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Scheer's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Bankers Association$2,500
Nebraska State Education Association$2,500
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$1,500
Nebraska Hospital Association$1,500
Associated General Contractors Of Nebraska$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$39,734
Source:Follow the Money


Scheer won election to the Nebraska Board of Education in 2004. During that election cycle, Scheer raised a total of $42,950.


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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.[4]

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Scheer and his wife, Kristi, have three children.

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Preceded by
Mike Flood
Nebraska State Senate District 19
Succeeded by