Nebraska 2012 legislative election results

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Nebraska State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Nebraska State Senate 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012 page. Nebraska is a nonpartisan legislature -- elected officials do not run with a party designation.

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 25 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.


Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

Brenda CouncilNonpartisanNebraska State Senate, District 11
Paul Lambert (Nebraska)NonpartisanNebraska State Senate District 2

Primary election

No candidates have this category yet.

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

Bill KintnerNebraska State Senate District 2
Ernie ChambersNebraska State Senate, District 11

Primary election

Results will display after the election on November 6.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the Nebraska State Senate:

Open Seat Winners

The following will display a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Candidates who won election

The following will be a list of all candidates elected to the Nebraska State Senate:


Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Ballot Access

Nebraska has nonpartisan elections. Thus, all candidates run without a party designation.