Robert Giese

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Robert Giese
Nebraska State Senate District 17
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Non-partisan
Profession Produce Manager / Senator
Robert Giese (1955-) was a member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 17. He was first elected in 2008 and served until his resignation in 2010.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Senator Giese is the former mayor of South Sioux City, NE. Outside of his position as a Senator, Giese is the produce manager at the local South Sioux City Hy-Vee.[1] He is currently married to Nancy Ann Muff with four children and is known to be Catholic.

Giese received his diploma from South Sioux City High School in 1973.

Giese works as a produce manager for Hy-Vee Food Stores.

Giese began serving the Nebraska State Legislature as a senator in 2009.

Giese is involved with the Knights of Columbus and the Saint Michael's Parish Council.

Giese currently serves on two non-legislative committees, the Dakota County Jail Advisory Board and the Siouxland Paramedics Board.


While in the Nebraska Unicameral, Giese currently served on the following committees:


On November 4, 2008, Giese won election to the 17th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Douglas Garwood.[2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Giese 6,868
Douglas Garwood 5,478

Campaign donors

In 2008, Giese collected $51,858 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska State Education Association $12,000
Campaign for Nebraska's Future $8,000
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $5,000
Nebraska Leadership PAC $2,000
Nebraska Credit Union League $1,500

Contact information

Sen. Robert Giese
District 17
Room 1118
P.O. Box 94604
State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2716 Email:

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Dave Bloomfield