Sara Howard

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Sara Howard
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Nebraska State Senate, District 9
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)
J.D.Loyola University Chicago School of Law
ProfessionDevelopment specialist
Office website
Campaign website
Sara Howard is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
Health and Human Services



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Howard won election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 9. Howard advanced past the May 15 primary and defeated Erica Fish in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Nebraska State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSara Howard 65.9% 7,904
     Nonpartisan Erica Fish 34.1% 4,092
Total Votes 11,996
Nebraska State Senate District 9 Nonpartisan Primary Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSara Howard 56.6% 2,559
Green check mark transparent.pngErica Fish 30.1% 1,362
Vernon Joseph Davis 13.3% 601
Total Votes 4,522

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Howard is available dating back to 2013. Based on available campaign finance records, Howard raised a total of $100,690 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[3]

Sara Howard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 9 Won $100,690
Grand Total Raised $100,690


Howard won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Howard raised a total of $100,690.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sara Howard's campaign in 2012
Nebraska State Education Association$17,335
Nebraska Hospital Association$4,000
Nebraska Optometric Association$3,180
Nebraska United Transportation Union$3,000
Nebraska Healthcare Association$2,760
Total Raised in 2012$100,690
Source:Follow the Money


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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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  • Senators are scored based on votes on selected business votes throughout his/her career in the Legislature.


Howard's mother, Gwen Howard, is her immediate predecessor in the Senate.[5]

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Preceded by
Gwen Howard
Nebraska State Senate District 9
Succeeded by