Abbie Cornett

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Abbie Cornett
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Nebraska State Senate District 45
Former member
In office
2005 - present
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$109/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $39/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sBellevue University, 2003
Date of birthAugust 22, 1966
Place of birthOmaha, NE
Abbie Cornett (b. August 22, 1966) is a former member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 45 from 2005 to 2013.

Born August 22, 1966 in Omaha, Nebraska, Cornett is a former police officer from Bellevue, Nebraska. She is a Graduate of Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy, 1993 and Bellevue University (B.S. in criminal justice), 2003.[1] Cornett is also a certified handgun instructor.[2]

Cornett worked as a police officer for the Omaha Police Department from 1992 to 2002.

Cornett has a history of involvement with a number of organizations, including the Bellevue Kiwanis Club, Nebraska Association of Women Police, Altrusa International of Bellevue, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Optimist International of Bellevue, National Association of Women Police, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Committee assignments


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


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



On November 4, 2008, Cornett won re-election to the 45th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate unopposed.[3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 45 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Abbie Cornett 11,669



On September 21, 2011, Senator Deb Fischer announced that Cornett was one of thirteen State Senators in the Nebraska Unicameral to endorse her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.[4]

Campaign donors


In 2008, Cornett collected $54,083 in donations.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Nebraska Realtors Association $2,600
Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $2,500
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce and Industry $1,643
Nebraska Bankers Association $1,523
Nebraska State Education Association $1,419

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Cornett is currently married to Mark Stranglen with three children, and is known to be Episcopal.

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Preceded by
Nebraska State Senate District 45
Succeeded by
Sue Crawford