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Colby Coash
Nebraska State Senate District 27
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998
Place of birthBassett, NE
ProfessionDirector of Staff Development, Collaborative Industries
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Colby Coash (1972-) is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 27 since 2009.

Born in Bassett, Nebraska, Coash is the first Republican to hold the District 27 seat since 1972. He won by just 79 votes. [1]. His interest in government first came when he worked to defeat a bill that would have resulted in him losing his high school job.[2]

Coash earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998.

Coash works as the director of staff development for Collaborative Industries.

Coash is currently involved with the Association of Community Professionals and the Mentor, Blessed Sacrament Church God-Teen Program.


Campaign themes


On his website, his record on advocacy for the disabled, increasing judicial access, and promoting tourism is touted.[3]

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
General Affairs, Vice Chair
Urban Affairs


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


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



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Coash won re-election in the 2012 election for Nebraska State Senate District 27. Coash was unopposed in the May 15 primary election and defeated Kyle Michaelis in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Nebraska State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngColby Coash Incumbent 63.9% 7,389
     Nonpartisan Kyle Michaelis 36.1% 4,175
Total Votes 11,564


On November 4, 2008, Coash won election to the 27th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating Dan Marvin.[6]

Nebraska State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Colby Coash 7,154
Dan Marvin 7,075

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Coash is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Coash raised a total of $184,108 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Colby Coash's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate Won $96,031
2010 Nebraska State Senate Not up for election $36,098
2008 Nebraska State Senate Won $51,979
Grand Total Raised $184,108


Coash won re-election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Coash raised a total of $96,031.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Colby Coash's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Telecommunications Association$5,100
Nebraska Realtors Association$5,000
Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry$4,477
Nebraska Bankers Association$3,527
Nebraska State Education Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$96,031
Source: Follow the Money


Coash was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Coash raised a total of $36,098.


Coash won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Coash raised a total of $51,979.


Coash is currently married to his wife, Rhonda, and is known to be Christian.

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