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Lydia Brasch
Nebraska State Senate District 16
In office
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$12,000/year
Per diem$123/day for those living 50+ miles from capitol, otherwise $46/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
Place of birthLincoln,NE
Office website
Lydia Brasch is a member of the Nebraska State Senate. She has represented District 16 since 2011.

Brasch has worked at the Nebraska Department of Revenue and as a farmer.

Brasch earned her BS in English literature/political science at University of Nebraska.

Committee assignments


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

Nebraska Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Transportation and Telecommunications


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


Campaign themes

Brasch's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Taxes and government spending are too high. Nebraskans are faced with skyrocketing property taxes and I will work aggressively to rein in government spending and oppose tax increases."
  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "I will fight to protect our communities and advocate for policies that will help our local economies grow and prosper."
  • Family
Excerpt: "I am proud to be pro-life, will fight to protect lives of all ages and am the ONLY candidate in the District 16 Legislative race to be endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life."



See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brasch won election to the 16th District Seat in the Nebraska Senate, defeating the incumbent Kent Rogert.[1]

Nebraska State Senate, District 16 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lydia Brasch 4,796
Kent Rogert 4,300

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brasch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brasch raised a total of $52,236 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[2]

Lydia Brasch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nebraska State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $12,215
2010 Nebraska State Senate, District 16 Won $40,021
Grand Total Raised $52,236


Brasch was not up for election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brasch raised a total of $12,215.
Nebraska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lydia Brasch's campaign in 2012
Nebraska Realtors Association$1,750
Union Pacific Railroad$1,000
Fischer For Legislature$600
Nebraska Rural Electric Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$12,215
Source:Follow the Money


Brasch won election to the Nebraska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Brasch raised a total of $40,021.

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Brasch and her husband, Lee, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kent Rogert
Nebraska State Senate District 16
Succeeded by