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Sue Crawford
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Nebraska State Senate District 45
In office
January 9, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 2
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)
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Sue Crawford is a member of the Nebraska State Senate, representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Crawford served on the following committees:

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2015
Business and Labor
Health and Human Services
Urban Affairs, Chair


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Crawford served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Crawford's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Good Jobs

  • "The new bridge and routing of Highway 34 through areas south of Bellevue and investments in StratCom will create great opportunities for job creation and balanced growth. I will work with local and state leaders to push for infrastructure and development choices that benefit Bellevue and Offutt."
  • "Small businesses create most jobs. This is particularly true in Olde Town Bellevue and along the Fort Crook corridor. I will push for tax policies that support investment in existing and new small businesses, and regulatory relief for small business."

Good Education

  • "As we work to protect what works well in education and to improve and innovate where possible, we must be willing to boldly address the tough questions about the state’s proper role in funding and standards. I will work to ensure that teachers are an equal partner in the decision-making process on these important matters and that the concerns of parents are treated with respect and sensitivity."
  • "A strong education system involves a rich mix of opportunities for individuals of all ages to learn and to improve their lives that includes, but goes beyond, the classroom. It also encourages research and innovation that open new opportunities and improve our quality of life."

Good Government

  • "Good government adapts to what is already working well on the ground and recognizes the practical value of a rich mix of government, nonprofit, business, and individual efforts in creating effective programs and efficient services."
  • "Good government bases choices on hard facts and creates strong accountability mechanisms to protect vulnerable individuals and taxpayer money."



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Crawford won election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 45. Crawford was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated Richard Carter in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSue Crawford 51.4% 7,111
     Nonpartisan Richard Carter 48.6% 6,729
Total Votes 13,840

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crawford is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Crawford raised a total of $88,423 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[4]

Sue Crawford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 45 Won $88,423
Grand Total Raised $88,423


Crawford won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crawford raised a total of $88,423.


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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.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abbie Cornett
Nebraska State Senate District 43
Succeeded by