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Paul Schumacher
Nebraska State Senate, District 22
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$129/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
County Attorney, Platte County Nebraska
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University, 1973
J.D.Georgetown University, 1976
BirthdayApril 4, 1951
Place of birthColumbus, Nebraska
ProfessionVice President, Community Internet Systems, Incorporated
Office website
Paul Schumacher (b. April 4, 1951) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Schumacher earned his A.A. in History at Platte College in 1971, B.S. in speech/psychology/general science at Fort Hays State University in 1973, and J.D. from Georgetown University in 1976. His professional experience includes working as an attorney, co-founder of Community Internet Systems, and president of Community Lottery Systems.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Revenue, Vice Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schumacher served on the following committees:


Law enforcement drones

On January 22, 2013, Schumacher introduced LB 412, his proposed "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act." The bill would ban law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for gathering information with exceptions for counter-terrorism operations. LB 412 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee, which set the bill's first hearing for February 14, 2013.[2][3]



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for challengers wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014, two days after the statutory deadline, which fell on a Saturday. Incumbents were required to file for election by February 18, 2014, three days after the statutory deadline, which fell on the Saturday prior to Presidents Day. Incumbent Paul Schumacher and Douglas Liewer will face off in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary election.[4][5]


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Schumacher won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Mike Moser.[6]

Nebraska State Senate, District 22 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Schumacher 4,974
Mike Moser 4,558

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schumacher is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Schumacher raised a total of $37,675 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Paul Schumacher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $0
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 22 Won $37,675
Grand Total Raised $37,675


Schumacher won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Schumacher raised a total of $37,675.


Schumacher and his wife, Michele, have two children.

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Preceded by
Arnie Stuthman
Nebraska State Senate District 22
Succeeded by