Rich Pahls

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Rich Pahls
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Omaha City Council
District 5
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyNonpartisan
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 2013
First electedMay 2013
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Nebraska State Senate
District 31
2005-2013
Education
Bachelor'sFort Hays State University
Master'sFort Hays State University
Ph.D.University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Personal
BirthdayAugust 7, 1943
Place of birthJewell, Kansas
Rich Pahls (b. August 7, 1943) is a member of the Omaha, Nebraska City Council, representing District 5. He was elected to the council in May 2013.[1]

Pahls is a former member of the Nebraska State Senate representing District 31 from 2005-2013.

Biography

Pahls earned his B.A. from Fort Hays State University in 1966, his M.A. from Fort Hays State University in 1967 and his Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1979. His professional experience includes working as a high school teacher in Atkinson, as a professor at Wayne State College and as a principal at Bess Streeter Aldrich Elementary School.[2][1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Budget deficit 2010-2011

Nebraska state assemblymen discussed the possibly record-setting two year $669 million budget hole, but Pauls had a suggestion.

Pahls proposed to use the influx in sales taxes to eventually eliminate property taxes.

“I hope we’ll take a look at sales tax exemptions,” said Pahls.[3]

Elections

2008

See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Pahls won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Nebraska Senate unopposed.[4]

Nebraska State Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rich Pahls 13,343

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Pahls collected $55,250 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $3,000
Nebraska PAC $2,600
Nebraska Bankers Association $2,500
Nebraska Realtors Association $2,000
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry $1,500

Personal

Pahls and his wife, Lyn, have two children. He is known to be Catholic. Pahls has a history of involvement with a number of organizations, including the Millard Business Association, Tangiers Shrine Keystone Kop, Western Trails Homeowners Association, Children's Museum, Millard Jaycees, Millard Optimists, Nebraska Parent Teacher Association and the Sanitary Improvement District 266.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Omaha City Council, District 5
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mark Quandahl
Nebraska State Senate District 31
2005-2013
Succeeded by
Rick Kolowski