Dan Watermeier

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Dan Watermeier
Dan Watermeier.jpg
Nebraska State Senate District 1
In office
January 9, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 4, 2017
Years in position 2
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 electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Watermeier is a member of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 1 since January 9, 2013.

Watermeier, a farmer, earned his Bachelor's in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1983.

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Transportation and Telecommunications


Campaign themes


From Watermeier's website:[1]

As your state senator, I will not support tax increases, will find ways to make government more efficient and spend fewer of your tax dollars, keep our schools strong and competitive, vote for pro-life causes, and, be a strong advocate for law enforcement and tough on illegal immigration.



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2012

Watermeier won election in the 2012 election for District 1 of the Nebraska Unicameral. He advanced past the May 15 primary election and defeated Jerry Joy in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Nebraska State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDan Watermeier 55.8% 8,737
     Nonpartisan Jerry Joy 44.2% 6,926
Total Votes 15,663
Nebraska State Senate District 1 Nonpartisan Primary Nonpartisan Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Watermeier 48.5% 3,438
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Joy 40.6% 2,879
Alvin H. Guenther 4.4% 310
Douglas J. Bohling 3% 212
Bruce P. Bernadt 2.1% 152
Neal Schatz 1.5% 103
Total Votes 7,094

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Watermeier is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Watermeier raised a total of $85,182 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.[4]

Dan Watermeier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 1 Won $85,182
Grand Total Raised $85,182


Watermeier won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Watermeier raised a total of $85,182.

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Preceded by
Lavon Heidemann
Nebraska State Senate District 1
Succeeded by