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Revision as of 05:51, 12 October 2010

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senator will be held in Nebraska on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 15, 2010, and the primary election day was May 11, 2010.

Half of the Senate is up for election, and of those 24 districts, incumbents are running for re-election in 21 of them. Of the remaining 3 districts, 1 incumbent is ineligible to run because of term limits.

State legislative elections in Nebraska are non-partisan. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary election go on to face each other in the general election.[1]

See also: Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral) and State legislative elections, 2010

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nebraska State Senate has been a term-limited state senate since Nebraska voters approved Initiative 415 (2000). Under the terms of Initiative 415, Nebraska's senators can serve no more than two consecutive 4-year terms in the state senate.

There are 49 Nebraska State Senators. In 2010, only one who is a current member is ineligible to run for the senate again in November:

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Nebraska in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267


To be eligible to serve in the Nebraska Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A resident of Nebraska, and specifically a resident of the legislative district he or she wishes to serve, for at least one year prior to the general election
  • Must not have ever been convicted of a felony

List of candidates

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District 2

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May 11 primary result:

District 4

May 11 primary result:
  • Pete Pirsch: 2939 Approveda Incumbent Pirsch has represented district 4 since 2006.

District 6

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District 8

May 11 primary result:
Note: Incumbent Tom White is not seeking re-election.

District 10

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District 12

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District 14

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Tim Gay is not seeking re-election in 2010.

District 16

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District 18

May 11 primary result:

District 20

May 11 primary result:
  • Brad Ashford 3,143 Approveda Incumbent Ashford has represented district 20 since 1986.

District 22

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Arnie Stuthman is not seeking re-election in 2010.

District 24

May 11 primary result:
  • Greg Adams 4,666 Approveda Incumbent Adams has represented district 24 since 2006.

District 26

May 11 primary result:

District 28

May 11 primary result:

District 30

May 11 primary result:

District 32

May 11 primary result:
  • Russ Karpisek 4,495 Approveda Incumbent Karpisek has represented district 32 since 2006.

District 34

May 11 primary result:

District 36

May 11 primary result:
  • John Wightman 4,265 Approveda Incumbent Wightman has represented district 36 since 2006.

District 38

May 11 primary result:
  • Tom Carlson 899 Approveda Incumbent Carlson has represented district 38 since 2006.

District 40

May 11 primary result:

District 42

May 11 primary result:
  • Thomas Hansen 4,494 Approveda Incumbent Hansen has represented district 42 since 2006.

District 44

District 46

May 11 primary result:

District 48

May 11 primary result:
  • John Harms 4,537 Approveda Incumbent Harms has represented district 48 since 2006.

See also

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